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Catalina Rotary Club Member Bio

Sharyn Felton
Educational Administration

Sharyn Felton

My Rotary Story
Rotary has offered me the continuing pleasure of assisting Tucson youth to value learning and success in reaching their educational goals. The glow on the faces of a third grader getting their very own dictionary is priceless. The students I mentored from freshman to graduating seniors at the University of Arizona fill me with pride. They are now contributing members of the community that fully understand “Service Before Self.”


Beatrice, Nebraska; Grew up in Fargo, North Dakota

High School – Fargo Central High School, Fargo, ND
Associate – Cochise College, Douglas, AZ
Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of Arizona
Master of Education – University of Arizona
Educational Specialist – University of Arizona
Doctor of Education – University of Arizona

Moved to Arizona
1973; Douglas, Sierra Vista, Kingman

Lived in Tucson
27 years; Tucson-10 years, Boston-3 years, Tucson-17 years

Stepdaughter Kylie, granddaughters Willow and Aria, niece Angie, nephew Adam, grandnephews Tyler and Gavin, grandnieces Kira and Raegan

Middle School Principal, Adjunct Professor, Teacher

National Advisory Board for College of Education, University of Arizona

Major Career Milestones
President Southern Arizona Middle School Assoc., Co-Chair Western Regional Middle Level Consortium Conference, Restructure 1200 student Jr. High to Middle School, Co-Start DARE Program in Cochise County

Joined Catalina Rotary Club
June, 2023

Jay Gandolfi

Rotary Milestones
One of the first two women in the Kingman Rotary Club
Mentored scholarship students who graduated from the University of Arizona
Active role in the Tucson Classics Car Show


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