Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) is saddened to report the passing of Governing Board Trustee, Sharon Gill, today at the age of 73, due to complications from a medical procedure.
Mrs. Gill was first elected to represent the Porterville Union High School District in 1990 and served through the unification of the high school and elementary districts to form Porterville Unified in 1998. She continued as a trustee for PUSD, most recently being re-elected to her position in 2016, where she served as the Clerk for the Governing Board.
PUSD Superintendent, Dr. Nate Nelson, said, "Porterville Unified and its students have lost a champion of education today. For close to thirty years as a Governing Board Trustee, Mrs. Gill has been a fixture in the community, touching the lives of countless families with her unbridled optimism and belief in the power of public schools. All of us fortunate enough to have spent time with Sharon were immediately struck by her deep love for the students she served with such devotion. I am grateful for her many years of leadership and will truly miss being a witness to the joy she exhibited in celebrating every one of our students' successes."
We would like to extend our condolences to her husband, Brent, her three sons, and all of her extended family and friends. Additional information regarding services and arrangements will be made public as it becomes available.