A longtime Alaskan educator passed away Feb 26, 2020 at the age of 77. Sharon moved to Juneau, Alaska when she a young girl. Her parents were also educators in Alaska and teaching became a passion for Sharon. She earned her teaching credentials at Southern Oregon College in 1965. She taught in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, starting in 1969 until her passing. Ms. Russell taught for 51 years. At the time of her death, Ms. Russell’s tenure in Mat-Su represented the longest continuous service to a single Alaska school district.
Our hearts go out to the friends, family, students, and community grieving the loss of this amazing educator.