Sharon Gallagher Fishbaugh

Utah Teacher of the Year 2009

Sharon Gallagher Fishbaugh

Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh was an educator in Salt Lake City, Utah for 32 years. In 2010, Sharon was elected, in a statewide vote, as the President of the Utah Education Association and served for a total of six years

Sharon is a National Board Certified Teacher, the 2009 Utah Teacher of the Year and is a recipient of the 2009 California Casualty Academic Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2009 Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. In April 2010, the National Education Association Foundation awarded her its top honor, the $25,000 NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence.

Sharon is a Board member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) and has served on the National Teacher Hall of Fame Board of Trustees.  She has served as the Chair of the NEA Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Vice-Chair of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Board of Directors. Sharon currently mentors and coaches teachers and teacher leaders from across the country.

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