Manager, NC Center for Afterschool Programs
Sheronda has vast experience in program management, analysis, collaboration and youth development. She brings a wealth of practical experience and education around afterschool and expanded learning opportunities that can be used to advance and support the work of programs across the state. Most recently, she served as an Extension Agent of 4-H Youth Development for North Carolina State University wherein she served youth and families in Orange County, NC.
Sheronda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in intercultural youth development from Furman University, a Master of Science degree in youth development leadership at Clemson University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational research and policy analysis for K-12 education at North Carolina State University. Academically and professionally, she has been recognized through multiple awards and honors, as well as been inducted into Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Societies.
Prior to relocating to North Carolina, Sheronda founded the Ladies of Distinction Mentoring Program for middle school girls while a student at Furman University, worked with Bridges to a Brighter Future as a counselor and served as the Director of Marketing and Recruiting at the Potential Youth Foundation in Greenville, South Carolina. During her time in North Carolina, she has worked as Encore! Middle School Afterschool Program Manager at the Durham School of the Arts, Teaching Fellow at Citizen Schools (Neal Middle School), Residential Education Instructor for the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, and a Coach for the Golden LEAF Foundation Scholars Program.
Areas of Expertise: Youth Development, Program Management, Program Evaluation, Community Collaboration & Engagement, Education Research and Policy (K-12)