About Sharon Felton

A compelling communicator and community innovator, Sharon Felton is a Virginia Beach native and proud alumnus of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Having attended Seatack Elementary, Virginia Beach Middle, and graduating from First Colonial High School with grandchildren currently enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Sharon has been involved in our educational institutions for three generations. During that time, she has served her community as an advocate for parents and students, working on important issues like special education services, school discipline, and providing a safe, equitable, quality educational experience for all students. In addition, Sharon worked at Old Dominion University's Perry Research Library for more the 30 years, embedded with students to improve their study habits and research skill in the assessment of college readiness and beyond. Without a doubt, Sharon Felton has been a faithful servant and staunch contributor to the educational system of Virginia Beach and its students for decades.

Sharon has been married to Winfred Felton, Sr. for more than 40 years, and together, they have 4 adult children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

Sharon successfully ran for School Board in 2014. Since that time, she has been instrumental in several successes within the school system because she is committed to serving her community, rather than her self-interest.

Sharon has been honored by several community organizations throughout the years:

• 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!