Sharon has extensive government experience which demonstrates that she is fiercely committed to education and good social policy. She began her career in education in 1987 and worked as counselor, youth consultant, vice principal and became principal in 2003.
Sharon was the Deputy Minister of Community Services, Seniors and Labour (2007), the CEO of the Worker's Compensation Board (2011), the Deputy Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning (2015) before co-chairing the Deputy Minister’s Social Policy Hub. Most recently, Sharon worked as Director of Academic Operations at the University of Prince Edward Island from where she recently retired.
In addition to her professional career, Sharon has been the lead singer in a band, has been a member of various choirs, holds a motorcycle license and has volunteered extensively with various community groups and organizations including Crimestoppers, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Education 20/20, and various Stratford municipal committees.