Sharon Richards:

College Planner and Student Athlete Advisor


A resident of Folsom for over twenty years, Sharon Richards is a College Planner with The College Planning Center. Sharon has had years of experience working with teens and families in the community. She brings a unique perspective to The College Planning Center as a mother whose students have successfully worked with the TRACK IT! College Planning Curriculum and SAT Prep. Sharon has first-hand experience with the Student Athlete Recruiting process and understands the challenge that the student athlete faces in balancing academics and athletics. She also has a special interest in the Transition to College for the Special Needs Student. Sharon understands the need for student self-advocacy in college and the additional complexity that special needs can add to college search and admissions. Sharon Richards is a graduate of the UC Irvine College Counseling Certificate program and a student member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). She earned a B.S. in Administrative Management from Johnson & Wales University. Sharon offers guidance to families as they search for good match colleges for their students. 

Sharon can be reached at: or (916) 985-0453.