Degrees and Certifications:

Sharon King-Hanley - Director of 9th Grade Academy

Sharon King-Hanley was born in Abbeville, SC, and graduated in 1986 from Dixie High School.  Her post-high school education spans thirty years and includes Bachelor's degrees in English and History (1990) and Secondary English certification (1993) from Clemson University, a Master's degree in Education with a specialization in brain-based teaching and learning (2009) from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master's degree in Administration & Supervision (2014) from Anderson University.  

Mrs. King-Hanley believes in lifelong learning for herself and all her students.  She has spent her entire educational career at Westside High School, and after twenty-two years, she is still happy to say: "Westside is the best side!"  She taught English for eighteen years and served as English department chair prior to becoming Academic Coach in 2012, a position which became Administrative Assistant in 2015.  In 2019, Mrs. King-Hanley was named Director of 9th Grade Academy. 

You can reach Mrs. King-Hanley by emailing her at