Sharon Van Leer

Sharon Van Leer

School Board Clerk

Term Expires December 2021
7362 E. Point Douglas Rd. South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016


Sharon Van Leer was elected to the School Board in November 2013 for a four-year term. She is married to the Rev. Thomas Van Leer and they have six children. Sharon holds a degree from Metropolitan State University in Business Administration. She has been employed at William Mitchell College of Law as a Multicultural Specialist and International Student Advisor for the past 26 years. She contributes to the overall effectiveness of academic programs and serves as an advocate for students. Sharon has served on the District's Equity and Integration Community Board, SWC Educational Foundation Board, Minnesota State Troopers Oral Interviewing Board and the South Washington County Foster Parent Association

2020 School Assignments:
  • Valley Crossing Elementary School 
  • Woodbury Elementary School
  • Woodbury Middle School
  • Woodbury High School
2020 Committee Assignments:
  • Advisory Staff Development Committee (ASDC)
  • Equity & Integration Advisory Committee
  • Personnel Committee