Black Diamond / Turner Valley
Red Deer Lake
Sharon Nichols - Ward 4 Trustee
403-617-1748 - email@example.com
Sharon Nichols was born in Calgary and, after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary, graduated from Ottawa Teachers’ College. Her career in education has included teaching elementary and special education, and serving in administrative and curriculum leader roles. Upon leaving the classroom, Sharon served as an Alberta Initiative for School Improvement Learning Leader for the Calgary Board of Education, then as director of education at the Calgary Urban Project Society’s One World Child Development Centre, where she guided programming to ensure quality learning experiences for early childhood learners. For the past nine years, Sharon has been an instructor at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education teaching undergraduate courses in curriculum studies and assessment practices, as well as supervising student teachers during their field experiences in Calgary and Okotoks. Sharon’s involvement in the community includes volunteering at the Okotoks Public Library where she also served as a Trustee and Board Chair. She participated in the 2009 stakeholder engagement process to define Alberta’s educational goals and was a member of the Okotoks Post-Secondary Education Committee, investigating avenues to expand post-secondary learning opportunities. Sharon and her husband have two adult children and are proud grandparents.