Deputy Director-General, Early Childhood and Community Engagement Block QuoteSharon Schimming As Deputy Director-General of Early Childhood and Community Engagement, Sharon is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the development and implementation of the innovation policy, funding and regulatory frameworks that shape the vibrant early childhood education and care sector in Queensland. Page Image Page ContentAs a long-serving educator including over 20 years in principal positions, Sharon has worked with a range of students in environments across Queensland from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, regional towns west of the Great Divide to metropolitan schools on the north side of Brisbane. Sharon gained further insight into a wide range of schools across Queensland during her time as a teaching and learning auditor. She has also been the principal of the Queensland Curriculum into the Classroom business unit supporting the statewide implementation of the Australian Curriculum. In Sharon’s previous role as Regional Director, North Queensland, Department of Education, her priority was to prepare Queenslanders with the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate effectively in the community and the economy. The role required her to lead the implementation of the Queensland Government's policies and programs across state schools, training and early childhood.