Program Profiles
Sharon Contreras

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
Guilford County Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief Academic Officer
Previous Organization
Providence Public School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District

The Broad Academy 2010


I am convinced that a quality education nurtures the human spirit and is profoundly empowering. Therefore, opportunities to learn, including appropriate support for healthy social, emotional and physical development, must be extended to all children for whom we have the awesome responsibility to educate.

Sharon Contreras is a career educator, having worked as a teacher, school leader and administrator in Clayton County Public Schools, Providence Public Schools, Syracuse City School District and now Guilford County Schools. During her time as superintendent in Syracuse, the district offered more career and technical options for students, improved low-performing schools and instituted programs for students to earn college credit during high school.

More about Sharon Contreras

Sharon Contreras – Preaching the good word of education, The Broad Center Blog, May 30, 2018

Sharon Contreras is resolute in her will to advocate for rigorous and inclusive learning environments for students she leads, from her time as a high school English teacher and principal in Rockford, Illinois, to a series of central office academic leadership positions in Clayton County, Georgia, Rhode Island, and as superintendent in Syracuse, New York, before landing in Greensboro leading Guilford County Schools. Read more.

Guilford Schools Leader Addresses Challenges As The Academic Year Begins, WFDD radio, September 10, 2018

Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras talks about the new school year and some important topics surrounding Guilford County Schools. Read more.

Opinion: A love letter to the Class of 2018, Greensboro News & Record, June 8, 2018

Sharon Contreras, superintendent of Guilford County Schools writes a letter to the graduating Class of 2018. Read more.

Keeping schoolchildren safe requires community support, action, Greensboro News & Record, February 25, 2018

Superintendent of Schools for Guilford County, Sharon L. Contreras, talks about safety in our schools and communities. Read more.

Current Title
Superintendent
Current Organization
Guilford County Schools

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief Academic Officer
Previous Organization
Providence Public School District
Previous Organization Sector
School District