Sharon Rocco was born in Oregon and moved to California in 1959. In 1967, Rocco moved to Manila, Republic of the Philippines and graduated high school from Brent Episcopalian Boarding School in Baguio City.
In 1969, she returned to Sacramento, California and completed college at California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Corrections. Sharon began her career in 1975 with the California Department of Corrections as a Parole Agent and served in rank in both file and administrative positions until she retired in 2005.
Sharon was elected to Highlands Community Charter School’s Board of Directors in July 2015. She currently serves as the Chairperson of Highland’s Board.