Sharon Foley is passionate about supporting the growth of campus-based leaders in order to increase equity for students across Texas. Through her work in school systems and non-profit organizations, Sharon has dedicated her career to building capacity in students, teachers, school and system leaders.
Before joining Holdsworth, Sharon worked as KIPP Texas’ deputy chief of teaching and learning, where she ensured literacy and social studies curriculum, instructional strategies and assessments were research-based, rigorous and relevant in order to drive college-readiness for over 29,000 students in 55 schools across Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
Sharon also held several leadership roles at Teach For America, including senior managing director of design, where she led the first comprehensive redesign of the organization’s teacher training program.
Sharon began her career in education as a teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools and later served as a teacher and an instructional coach in Fairfax County Public Schools.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in teaching from American University.
Outside of work, you can find Sharon playing card and board games with her husband, Jason, and her daughters, Nora and Maggie. She also practices yoga and is an avid reader.