Head of School
The Sharon Academy
Michael Livingston has been the Head of School at The Sharon Academy (TSA) since 2006 after serving as the Assistant Head of School and Humanities Teacher for the previous five years. The Sharon Academy is an independent school that serves students in grades 7-12 in the Town of Sharon located in the Upper Valley of Vermont. Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California Berkeley and his Masters Degree in education from the University of Vermont. He received an Educational Leadership Certification from Keene State College in 2002. Michael began working in education as an elementary school teacher in 1981.
After serving as its’ President, Michael now sits on the Executive Committee of the Vermont Independent School Association (VISA). In addition to his position on the Board of the Independent School Association of Northern New England (ISANNE), he is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Independent Schools (CIS) in Vermont, and serves on the Program Committee of the Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT. He has chaired and served on visiting committees of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Michael lives in Sharon, Vermont, with his wife Laurie. They have three children and two grandchildren. Other interests include travel, biking, snowshoeing, skiing ice hockey, gardening (garlic specifically), backpacking and raising sheep, trout, chickens, and children.
Previous community involvement includes:
- Co-Director of the Mindfulness Practice Center
- Upper Valley Waldorf School Board member and Chair
- Resource Consultant for the Vermont Department of Education
Co-Founder of a literacy program for children in Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico