Sharon Koller

GTY Coordinator

As the “Getting to Y” Coordinator, Sharon brings a passion for empowering youth which comes from 30 years working and volunteering with children, teens and young adults in mental health, education and prevention fields. After starting her career as a licensed mental health counselor working largely with youth, Sharon became deeply involved in school programs, implementing student engagement and leadership initiatives at the elementary school level for almost ten years in partnership with the Foundation for Excellent Schools and the Vermont Principals’ Association/Vermont Peace Academy. She also served as the Student Assistance Program counselor at the Mt Abraham Union Middle and High School from 2007 to 2017, where she provided many opportunities for middle and high school students to find their voice and to see themselves as agents of change through authentic avenues for engagement, including “Getting to ‘Y’”, student leadership clubs, facilitation training, and peer mentoring programs.