Encinal Principal Sharon Burns joined the MPCSD leadership team in 2012. She began her teaching career in the 1990s with the Waterloo Region School Board in Ontario, Canada, and has taught at the the International School of Choueifat - Cairo, and for the Mountain View Whisman School Board in Mountain View, CA. She served as a Beginning Teacher Support Provider for several years and was principal of Huff Elementary School in Mountain View, CA. Principal Burns holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, a B.Ed from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and a M.Ed in Educational Studies and Public Policy from the University of Western Ontario. She enjoys all winter activities, spending time with her young and husband, camping, and reading.