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Sharon Contreras, Upcoming Construction Projects, (April 7)
April 7, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sharon Contreras, Superintendent, Guilford County School System
Upcoming Construction Projects
A passionate advocate for providing high quality education to all children, Dr. Sharon L. Contreras has spent nearly 30 years dedicating her life to ensuring every student graduates college and career ready, and able to fully participate in our democracy.
In 2011, Dr. Contreras made history when she became the first woman of color to serve as superintendent of one of the “Big 5” urban districts in New York State. Dr. Contreras made history again when she was sworn in as the first woman, and first Latina Superintendent of Guilford County Schools.
She now leads one of the nation’s largest school systems with more than 10,000 employees and 73,000 PreK-12 students. She has championed educational access for all students, and academic outcomes continue to improve under her leadership. Dr. Contreras is widely respected throughout the country for her policy work to end racial disparities in education.
Dr. Contreras has won countless awards for her civic work and leadership including: YWCA Champion of Opportunity Award; The Network Journal’s 25 Influential Women in Business Award; Interdenominational Ministers’ Alliance Drum Major for Social Justice Award; Nosotros Radio Latina of the Year; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Fortitude Award; the NAACP Community Award and the NAACP Freedom Award, in 2019 the North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (PTA) as the Superintendent of the Year and by Triad Business Journal as the 2020 Piedmont Triad Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Contreras spends each day cultivating a remarkable legacy – ensuring improved life outcomes for all students, the only outcome that really matters.
Sharon is a member of the Rotary Club of Greensboro.
This is a virtual event via Zoom. If interested in attending, please email pcash@greensbororotary. org to request access.
A limited number of slots are available for club members who want to attend in person this week at Natty Greene’s Downtown. See the most recent Rotaryarns email for the SignUp Genius link. Registration is required for the in-person option.