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Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley

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Employment History

  • Superintendent
    Lake Ridge Schools
  • Assistant Superintendent and Curriculum Director and Principal
    Hosford Park Elementary School
  • Schoolwires Inc

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member


  • doctoral degree
    Loyola University
  • Bachelor of Science
    Indiana University
  • master's degrees
    Indiana University
53 Total References
Web References
Lake Ridge Superintendent Sharon ..., 25 Mar 2014 [cached]
Lake Ridge Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley said the grant will help continue the district's popular Hi-Def after-school program. Johnson-Shirley said the district intends to expand the program to its middle school.
"We deal with academics, homework and tutoring in the after-school program," she said.
During an anti-bullying luncheon ... [cached]
During an anti-bullying luncheon Wednesday, Sharon Johnson-Shirley, member of the Edgewater Board of Directors and superintendent of Lake Ridge Schools, referenced South Shore Commons as one of the recent successes.
"Edgewater looks forward to another 40 years of making a difference in the community," she said.
INDIANAPOLIS | Sharon ..., 20 Sept 2012 [cached]
INDIANAPOLIS | Sharon Johnson-Shirley, superintendent of Lake Ridge Schools, has been chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2013 District I Superintendent of the Year.
Winners are selected by other superintendents in their district who consider the qualifications and accomplishments of area colleagues and their instructional leadership in a time of limited resources.
Johnson-Shirley has been superintendent of Lake Ridge Schools since 2006.
In her first year as superintendent, Johnson-Shirley was faced with stabilizing the district financially by reducing staff, decreasing spending and removing costly programs that weren't succeeding.
During her tenure as superintendent, she has implemented mandatory annual budget cuts ranging from $300,000 to $1.5 million. With support from her leadership team, she was able to transform Calumet High into the first New Tech High School in Northwest Indiana.
Over a six-year time span, Calumet High has changed from a school on probationary status to a nationally recognized educational institution for excellence.
Implementing academic programs funded by grants helped the district decrease illiteracy rates and increase test scores significantly.
Johnson-Shirley is a founding member of Lake Ridge Schools Educational Foundation and the Lake County School Safety Commission.
She joined Lake Ridge School Corp. in 1997, serving as assistant superintendent/curriculum director and principal of Hosford Park Elementary School.
She earned her Bachelor of Science and master's degrees at Indiana University and her doctoral degree at Loyola University.
School Safety / Safety Team Contacts, 14 June 2014 [cached]
Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley - Lake Ridge Schools Superintendent
Crisis Center, Inc. – Northwest Indiana NEWS, 2 Feb 2014 [cached]
Sharon Johnson-Shirley, Lake Ridge Schools
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