Sharon Forst

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Sharon grew up the youngest of seven children in Chaska, Minnesota, where her father was pastor of St. John Lutheran Church and School. She attended Lutheran High School in Mayer, Minnesota, but graduated from Centura Public High School in Cairo, Nebraska. She received a B.A. and B.S. degree in secondary mathematics education from Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska. and attended the University of Nebraska to pursue an advanced degree in Actuarial Science. God led her on a different life path, however, and she accepted her first teaching call to Lutheran High North in Houston, Texas. The following fall, she became a mathematics teacher and department head at Barr Public Middle School in Grand Island, Nebraska. While in Grand Island, she received her Masters degree in Middle Level Mathematics Education from the University of Nebraska.

In 1991, she married her husband, Randy Forst, and they have been blessed with two wonderful children – Caleb and Joshua. In 2000, she became a teaching professor of math education at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin. During this time, she pursued coursework in school administration. In 2004, she accepted her first school administrative call to St. John Lutheran School, in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Since 2008, She has served at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church and School, as school principal, and teacher of middle school math and science.

Sharon writes, “I believe that we have a great privilege in Lutheran Schools. We get to share the love of Christ with our students, and the love of Christ has the power to change lives. The Christ-centered nature of Lutheran Schools makes for a very special learning environment where the power of the Holy Spirit helps to shape God’s children. What a privilege to witness this on a daily basis!”