Sharon Williams is a Bay Area native. She grew up in Berkeley and later moved to the Oakland/Piedmont area. She received all of her elementary education from Berkeley Unified Schools. Sharon married her high school sweetheart and they have two sons. After graduating from high school, Sharon attended San Francisco State and University of Phoenix, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
After working in a Montessori School, Sharon enjoyed and became passionate about teaching. She pursued her passion and attended Patten University, where she completed a teacher credentialing program and received units towards a Masters of Education. Sharon started teaching grades Kindergarten through Middle School in the Diocese of Oakland for over 15 years. Her other experience in teaching includes serving as Algebra 1 teacher to 8th-grade students at Live Oak School in San Francisco and 5th-grade teacher at Benito Juarez Elementary Charter School in Richmond, CA. Sharon also served as an Advisor to students, received training in Special Education, and worked with students on Individualized Educational Programs (IEP). She also directed an after-school Homework Club program and tutored students through tutoring programs, trained teachers in a “No Bully” workshop, and worked as an Instructional Coach. Her passion is working with lower school students, and most of her experiences have involved teaching with grades 3,4, and 5.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela