Staff Spotlight: Damita Sharp

Learning together means teamwork. 

Damita Sharp, originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, earned a B.A. in business administration with a concentration in information systems from Winston-Salem State University in 1988. She currently serves as the Academy’s Data Manager. Read on to learn more:

Why did you choose to work at the Academy?
I was ready for change and thought it would be a good fit for me.

What's your favorite part about working at the Academy?
I really enjoy working with the school’s data.

How are you impacting education in your community?
I try to advise the students and encourage them to make good choices. 

What was your favorite subject when you were in elementary school?

The Academy has a reading literacy focus. What is your favorite book?
Anything by Stephen King

“Learning together” is a core commitment of the Academy. What does "learning together" mean to you? 
Learning together means teamwork. 

Describe an experience where you "learned together" at the Academy. 
I’ve been working with a team on how to enroll students and gather data during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve also been working with members of the WS/FCS district as well as Forsyth County Association of Educators to discuss COVID-19-related challenges and identify solutions.

Just for fun, what is your favorite candy?


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Damita Sharp
Published: Nov 16, 2020 9:44am