Over a 40-year educational career, Dr. Gene Sharratt has built a national reputation as an effective teacher, educational administrator, and researcher.
When Gov. Jay Inslee appointed him Executive Director of the Washington Student Achievement Council in 2013, Dr. Sharratt was Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Washington State University.
Dr. Sharratt has authored or co-authored numerous scholarly articles on educational leadership. He also has written an inspirational book, Keeping on Your Feet, which highlights the value of hope, vision, and commitment on the part of adults to the lives of children.
He worked for 30 years as an educator in public and private schools, serving as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent, and educational service district superintendent. This experience was in Washington, Alaska, and at the International School in Stavanger, Norway.
Dr. Sharratt was recognized as the Washington State School Superintendent of the Year in 1991 and as the National Educational Administrator of the Year in 1988, and he received the Outstanding Teacher Award from Pi Lambda Theta Educational Honor Society in 1982.
Dr. Sharratt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from WSU and a Master of Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University. He received his Ph.D. from WSU.
He and his wife, Carol, have two grown children.