Sharon Borgford, a resident of Manzanita and Lake Oswego, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Hoffman Center in Manzanita.
Borgford grew up in Lincoln City and Salem and spent most of her adult years living in Hillsboro and Lake Oswego. With college degrees in speech pathology and audiology, and in education, she taught for nearly 30 years in grades one through six.
In her classroom she incorporated art throughout the curriculum on a daily basis. A past member of the Oregon Writing Project, she joined her students in their writers’ workshops. Sharon retired from Hillsboro Schools in 2005 following 17 years of teaching sixth grade.
“I have an enduring appreciation for what people make by hand and the endless spin that can be put on familiar materials to create something totally new,” said Borgford.
Her classroom art activities included mask making, decorative paper techniques and bookbinding, ceramics, mosaics, papier-mâché, Science Design Technology, reader’s theatre, and audio and videotaping of student presentations and performance.
“We were very pleased that Sharon was interested in joining our board,” said president David Dillon. “She’s full of great ideas and is eager to get more involved – particularly with new and varied art classes and workshops.”
Borgford and her husband Rob built a home in Manzanita in 2009. Early on they marveled at the array of activities available throughout the community and particularly at the Hoffman Center.
The Hoffman Center is actively expanding its board to include a broader range of skills and experience as it develops more programs and strives to achieve long-term sustainability. Persons interested in learning more about the Center, including volunteer opportunities, are asked to contact board president Dillon at 503-368-3846 or email@example.com.