Born and raised in Virginia Beach Sharon R. Felton is the product of Virginia Beach Schools, having attended Seatack Elementary, Virginia Beach Middle, and graduating from First Colonial High School.

As the mother of Virginia Beach graduates and with her grandchildren now attending Virginia Beach schools, she has been involved in our schools for three generations.

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For many years she has served her community as an education advocate for parents and students, working on important issues like special education services, school discipline, and providing a quality education for all students.

For more than 30 years, Sharon has worked at Old Dominion University's Perry Research Library, working with students to improve their study habits, teaching research skills, and has had a firsthand look to assess their readiness for college and beyond.

Sharon has been married to Winfred Felton, Sr. for 42 years, and together they have 4 adult children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Sharon's Community Involvement:

  • • Seatack Community Civic League – Former Vice President
  • • Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Commission Member
  • • Virginia Beach Black Law Enforcement Pioneers Committee Member
  • • Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission Member
  • • Outreach Coordinator for New Hope's Annual Crusade Against Drugs and Violence
  • • Volunteer at the YWCA
  • • Norfolk 17 Historical Review Committee Member
  • • RSVP Volunteer for Senior Services of Southeastern VA
  • • Advisory Board member for the Achievable Dream Academy in Virginia Beach
  • • Board member for the African American Cultural Center in Virginia Beach
  • • And many more!

Sharon successfully ran for School Board in 2014. Since that time, she has been instrumental in several successes within the school system by being a school board member who is committed to serving her community, not her self-interest.

Sharon has been honored by several community organizations for her work in the community.

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