Sharon Guidi is an experienced educator, devoted parent, and active community volunteer. As a lifelong South Hills resident, Sharon raised two daughters in Peters Township with her late husband, Lew Guidi, the former All-American athlete and legendary wrestling coach. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Carlow University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been an educator in both public and parochial schools throughout the 40th District and is currently supervising student teachers at the University of Pittsburgh.
Born in Pittsburgh, Sharon is the daughter of the late Patrick and Ann Ellis. Her father worked as an accountant for J&L Steel Corporation and her mother was a registered nursed who stayed home to raise their children. Sharon attended the former St. Luke’s Elementary School in Carnegie and graduated from Chartiers Valley High School. She learned to value education from her parents, who believed firmly that everyone should have the opportunity to attend college.
Sharon is an active grassroots member in PT Citizens for Democracy and has campaigned, phone banked, and door-knocked for local and Congressional candidates and previously, for the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. She has volunteered as a Girl Scout leader, 4-H leader, and emergency foster care parent. As past president of the Stratford Manor Garden Club, Sharon worked with members to donate resources and volunteers to a variety of local charities.
In her spare time, Sharon relaxes by gardening, watercolor painting, and reading. She and her family are also involved in an on-going project to restore her historical landmark home in Peters Township where she and her husband set up housekeeping 30 years ago.
With a passion for exploring and implementing educational innovations, Sharon believes in the power of a good listener, a good team, a good book, and a good idea.