Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, Ph.D.

Sharon is President of the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education. She spent 44 years supporting students and teachers in SDUSD in various capacities, from professional educator to volunteer. Whitehurst-Payne is committed to bringing the visual and performing arts to all students in San Diego Unified.

Consulting Positions

  • California Commission for Teacher Credentialing
  • The California Department of Education
  • The California Academic Partnership Program
  • Project GEAR UP for middle schools

Board Memberships

  • San Diego Education Fund
  • Girl Scouts of San Diego County
  • California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) University Auxiliary and Research Services Corporation (UARSC)
  • Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
  • Church boards
  • Southeast San Diego Rotary Club