Classified Administrator of the Year
For more than 15 years, Sharon LaValley-Swope has exhibited professionalism and leadership in working with all aspects of the teacher credentialing process—a subject upon which she has become an expert as recognized by educators around the state. When the need to replace a data system and online learning management system was critical, she stepped forward to lead the development of a program that is still in use today. Her collaborative approach included working with outside vendors and numerous RCOE units to deliver a 21st century system that is helping drive the continued growth of the Center for Teacher Innovation. Her colleagues describe her as “the finest model of integrity and expertise.” She has fully embraced her new assignment of retirement and enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren in the San Bernardino mountains.