Sharon Drake is an educator, professional trainer and trained mediator. Her entire professional career has surrounded these three disciplines. She has worked with the Cooperative Extensive Service in Iowa and Minnesota. She has taught management courses for Simpson College and Iowa State University. As the Director of Training and Development at Iowa State University, she developed and delivered a supervisory leadership program for faculty and staff. Additional training courses focused on communication, leadership and professional and personal skill development. As a adjunct professor, she is currently providing on-line courses in beginning research and program evaluation for Iowa State University and directing a community college leadership program for Iowa’s community colleges.
Sharon is a trained mediator in school truancy, victim/offender, divorce and child custody, and workplace employee/employee issues. She has been a volunteer mediator and has more than 20 years of experience. She has successfully mediated group workplace issues as well as divorce and truancy. She possesses a MS in Guidance and Counseling and a PhD in Education from Iowa State University.