WASA and AWSP are pleased to announce that Sharon Bower has been selected as the Washington State Leadership Academy Director; succeeding Carol Whitehead. Sharon will be formally introduced at the June 26th WSLA meeting in Spokane.
Sharon comes to us with much experience having been a teacher, principal, and superintendent. In a few short weeks, Sharon leaves the Toledo School District where she has been superintendent for the past ten years. Sharon has led her team from Toledo through the Leadership Academy twice, having found it so valuable.
We know she is thrilled to assume this new role and to begin working with our WSLA instructors and coaches, and the districts throughout the state. Carol and Sharon have already been hard at work; ensuring a seamless transition over the course of the next few months.
Carol has been a tireless leader of the Leadership Academy; devoting herself to ensuring the highest quality program is delivered to district teams. Please join us in wishing Carol the very best as she retires after a 40+ exemplary career in education. We also know that you join us in warmly welcoming Sharon to the position!