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
  • Council for Exceptional Children, member (legislative chairman, secretary treasurer, president, subdivisions 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) (professional development standing committee, international council, 1997-2001)
  • Delta Kappa Gamma (speaker national circuit, 1991-1999) (author, National Publications, 1992-2005) (board of directors, Educational Resource Information Center, board of directors, 1993-2000)
  • First Christian Church, Deacon (Sunday school teacher, 1985 – Present)
  • General Federation Women’s Clubs (1st Vice President)
  • Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce (elder member, at risk area program task force, 1993-1997)
  • Learning Disabilities Association (Chapter President, Executive Board Directors 1975-91)
  • Missouri State Teachers Association (non-registered lobbyist, 1987-1997)


  • 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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