Executive Staff

Sharon Waite, Executive Director
Sharon WaiteSharon R. Waite, EdS., Jefferson City, joined SMCAA in 2004; she was appointed Assistant Director in 2005 and Director in 2008. Before joining the SMCAA staff she was Assistant Superintendent, in charge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the Mexico School District for 3 years. In addition, she served as High School Assistant Principal for eleven years, High School Principal for six years and Assistant Superintendent for six years in the De Soto School District. She was a Communication Arts teacher and an Art teacher in both Colorado and Missouri. Sharon earned a bachelor of art degree in both English and Art education from William Jewell College, a master of arts degree in secondary administration from University of Missouri – St. Louis, a specialist degree in secondary administration from Southeast Missouri State University with additional graduate work in secondary administration at St. Louis University. She trained as a curriculum auditor and is a member of the ASCD and MASA.