Sharon Stange Domenigoni

Sharon Stange Domenigoni

Title: Science Educator (Retired) & Artist
Company: Heron Enterprises
Location: Hemet, California, United States

Sharon Stange Domenigoni, Retired Science Educator and Artist at Heron Enterprises, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science and education.

Ms. Domenigoni is an esteemed educator who has amassed 46 years of professional excellence in her field. Currently serving as the founder of Heron Enterprises, her own personal company dedicated to art, photography and writing, she previously acted as a science teacher at the San Jacinto Unified School District from 1982 to 2007, a teacher at Mt. San Jacinto College from 1989 to 1990, and an environmental science substitute teacher at the Hemet Unified School District from 1979 to 1982. She commenced her career as a biology lab assistant at Mt. San Jacinto College from 1973 to 1982 and a teaching assistant at Kiddie Korners Preschool from 1972 to 1974.

Alongside her primary endeavors, Ms. Domenigoni served as a green schools coordinator and a mentor teacher at San Jacinto Unified School District from 2004 to 2007, chair of the science department at Monte Vista Middle School and North Mountain Middle School from 1982 to 2007, cheerleading advisor at Monte Vista Middle School from 1984 to 1992, and science fair coordinator at Monte Vista Middle School from 1982 to 2001. Likewise, she acted as a science club advisor at North Mountain Middle School and Monte Vista Middle School from 1982 to 1998, a sunshine chair and scholarship chair at the California Retired Teachers Association, chair of the Audubon Bird Tour Leaders of the Audubon Society, and president and scholarship chair of the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation.

Ms. Domenigoni has served in a number of civic engagements as well, engaging as a member of the Friends of the North San Jacinto Valley from 1995 to 2005, a leader of the Neighborhood Watch in Hemet and San Jacinto, CA, from 1991 to 1998, and co-founder of the Valley Youth Task Force and Neighborhood Watch in Hemet and San Jacinto from 1991 to 1993. In addition, she was a member of the Hemet and San Jacinto Parent Teacher Association from 1973 to 2005, a scholarship chair of the Diamond Valley Art Association to Increase Public Art, the Genealogical Association with the California Democratic Party and the Hemet Valley Art Association, and a volunteer teacher of the Junior Naturalist’s Program with the Idyllwild Art Association.

To prepare for her illustrious career, Ms. Domenigoni pursued a formal education at Mt. San Jacinto College, where she earned an Associate of Science in biology in 1977. She followed this accomplishment with a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of California in 1981, as well as a Master of Arts in education from the University of La Verne in 1996. She is a certified teacher in the State of California.

Although retired from education, Ms. Domenigoni has found another passion in the arts, photography and writing. The author of two children’s books, “The Lemon Lilly” and “The Creature Teacher,” and an artist with work exhibited in various galleries, she specializes in photography, watercolor, acrylics, gourds and murals. In addition, she has been holding the role of vice president, chair of professional affairs, and scholarship chair of the Gamma Theta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma since 1999. She is further associated with several organizations in education and art, including the San Jacinto Teachers Association, the National Audubon Society, the National Science Teachers Association, the San Jacinto Teachers Association, where she served as president and vice president, the Mt. San Jacinto College Alumni Association, where she served as vice president and lifetime member, and the Idyllwild Art Association.

In recognition of her exceptional contributions to art and education, Ms. Domenigoni has accrued several accolades throughout her career. The recipient of the California Environmental Education Award from the State of California in 1995, she received the Audubon Naturalist Grant from the Hemet Valley Women’s Club in 1995. In addition, she was honored as the Inland Empire Environmental Educator of the Year from California State University in 1994 and was presented with the We Honor Ours Award from the California Teachers Association in 1992 and 1994, the Environmental Education Award from the National Audubon Society in 1991, and the Outstanding Biology Achievement from Mt. San Jacinto College in 1976.

Married to Donald Domenigoni with two children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Ms. Domenigoni enjoys fishing, camping, traveling, bird watching, exercising and writing in her spare time. Looking toward the future, she hopes to write at least three more books.

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