Sharon J. Hagan Gonder

Title:  Vice President, Executive Editor
Company: Osage Bend Publishing Company
Location: Jefferson City, MO United States


  • 4-H Jefferson City leader (1978-1981)
  • American Legion Auxiliary
  • Boys & Girls Club, assist individuals with government processes for applying for disability and taxes
  • Camp Quality (for kids with cancer), community volunteer (1993-1995)
  • Corwin Publishers, reviewer
  • Council for Exceptional Children: Legislative chairman, Secretary treasurer, President, subdivisions of learning disabilities and mentally retarded and pioneers (1988-2005), Board representative Missouri Council (1973-1988), State Federation president (1984-1986),  International Delegate (1974, 1985), Non-registered Lobbyist (1983-2005)
  • Delta Kappa Gamma: Speaker national circuit (1991-1999)
  • Educational Resource Information Center, board of directors (1993-2000)
  • First Christian Church: Elder, Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Community Outreach (1985-Present)
  • General Federation Women’s Clubs: 1st Vice President
  • Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce: At Risk area program task force (1993-1997)
  • Learning Disabilities Association: Chapter President, Executive Board Directors (1975-1991)
  • Missouri State Teachers Association: Non-registered lobbyist (1987-1997)
  • National Publications, Author (1992-2005)
  • Nursing homes entertainment, community volunteer (1996-2016)
  • Professional development standing committee, International council (1997-2001)
  • Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, monthly meals, community volunteer


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Featured, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2004)
  • Featured, “Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2008, 1992-1997)
  • Featured, “Who’s Who of American Women,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2007, 1999-2000)
  • Featured, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1994-1997)
  • Honoree, International Special Education Teacher of the Year (1992)
  • Honoree, Missouri State Special Education Teacher of Year, Missouri Federation Council for Exceptional Children (1991)

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