Sharon DeBragga joined the Mountain View High School faculty 17 years ago as the Career Development Coordinator for a federal-state School-To-Work grant secured by the three alternative high schools in Fairfax County. A section of the grant established a scholarship matching program which originally was designated The Mountain View High School Scholarship Program. In 2011 at the initiation of a group of alumni parents the scholarship program became the Mountain View High School Foundation. Sharon has served at various times as the chairman and co-chairman of the scholarship selection committee and for the last 5 years as the Treasurer of the Foundation.
Prior to Mountain View, Sharon worked as a school counselor in elementary and middle schools, a Career Specialist in high school, and in student services at a senior level college. Career education and development have been her passion since graduate school. She has served as the president of the Virginia Career Development Association (VCDA), and twice as its Professional Development Chair. History is her avocation, and she has been on the board of directors for the Centreville Community Foundation, the Historic Centreville Society, the Friends of Historic Centreville, and as a member of the Sully District Workforce Committee for the Preservation of the Historic District. She is a recipient of Navy Federal’s Bruce Oliver Leadership Award for her work with School and Business Partnerships. She was named Educator of the Year from the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce, and was recognized by the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Service as Chair of their Education Council.
Sharon is married and has three children and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading historical fiction, traveling, and being “Gram” to the four grandchildren.