Director of Chapter Development

Kathy Sharbono 

Kathy grew up in Sidney, Montana. She graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in English/Business Education, teaching, and from the University of Montana with a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction.

Kathy has been an educator for 29 years, teaching in various districts in Montana, Alaska, and Arizona. She also worked two years for the Office of Public Instruction-- working onsite at both Hays/Lodgepole Schools and Heart Butte Schools as an Instructional Leader. While working in Missoula’s School District in the Indian Education Dept., she served as the Title VII Indian Ed. Specialist and teacher. While in that capacity, Kathy became a co-advisor to two Missoula high school AIBL Chapters for 7 years. She also started and co-advised AIBL Chapters at both Hays and Heart Butte Schools. Over the years, she has seen all the positive things AIBL has done for her students—it has been a tremendous opportunity for them and for future AIBL members.

In her spare time Kathy enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, beading, and playing the piano.