Sharon Morgan taught kindergarten and second grade students in the Los Lunas Public Schools before taking on the role of mentor coordinator and peer support teacher. In this capacity she worked with new teachers in their first three years in the profession. She served as chair of the teacher workgroup on the new New Mexico licensure system as well as on the Teacher Evaluation work group. She served on the NCATE Board of Examiners for nine years. In 2007 she was elected to the office of president of the National Education Association New Mexico. In this role, she advocated for the interests of New Mexico students, employees and public education. She retired in July, 2013. Sharon was appointed as a Commissioner for Education Commission of the States (ECS) by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and served in that position until 2017.