Sharon Koonce has 44 years of experience as a teacher, magnet coordinator, assistant principal,
principal, assistant superintendent of professional development and educational consultant. As a principal
in two elementary schools and one K-8 campus, she implemented multi-aged, non-graded programs that
were identified by the state of Texas as models of innovation. Working side by side with Dr. Bertie
Simmons at Furr High School, she helped tap into and incorporate community visioning into cutting edge
programs fostering student initiative, responsibility, respect and civility.