What About Us?

ALLPARENTSONDECK, is an organization that was formed in 2003 by Sharon Edwards-Billings.

She is married for 32 years to her eighth-grade sweetheart. She is a librarian and graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies and a mother of three adult children who attended schools in Madison, Wisconsin. She has worked as a Disaster Assistance Employee – DAE with a federal agency. She served for ten years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with the Superior Court of Los Angeles-Child Advocate Office and very briefly with the Dane County CASA program.

Sharon, mentored severely emotionally disturbed females through the Children Come First Program and Family Works program.  She has served as a foster mother with the Dane County Foster Care Program,  to teen girls, all who successfully completed their education in Madison Schools. She has a passion for literacy and would like for every child to succeed in school and believes in ALL-PARENTS, and their ability to support our schools and help children to achieve their academic goals in the future.

For the past three years, she has successfully advocated for legislation from Governor Scott Walker, Governor Jerry Brown-California Governor John Kasich- Ohio, that would encourage states and schools to recognize parents on National Parental Involvement Day.

Kevin Walker is the founder and creator of Project Appleseed.org. He created National Parental Involvement Day and Public Volunteer Week in 1996.  He asked Sharon to serve as the spokesperson for Wisconsin schools throughout the school year. She answered the call 3 years ago and won’t quit until ALL-PARENTS take an active role in their student’s academic journey and school.