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					                                   Sharon A. Padgett
                              2492 Alabama Highway 204
                              Wellington, Alabama 36279
                                   256-435-3739 (h)
                                  256-453-0854 (cell)
                                spadge96@bellsouth.net

Summary of Skills and Experience
   Teacher of mathematics and science for twenty-five years; chair of math
    department for ten years.
   Technology coordinator at Pleasant Valley High School for eight years.
   Developed a teaching unit in discrete mathematics that was instrumental in being
    selected as the 1996 Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics
    Teaching.
   Worked with Alabama State Department of Education collaborative team to
    develop Pathways document and an addendum document for math portion of
    AHSGE.
   Chaired and served as a committee member on numerous local, system, state, and
    regional curriculum committees.
   Participated in the system’s curriculum project for five years; directed the
    curriculum project for the past two years; will be project director again this year.
   Assisted in developing unit plan format being used in the Calhoun County
    Schools System to assist teachers in planning and pacing their teaching.

Experience
1984-present: Pleasant Valley High School, Jacksonville, Alabama
Mathematics/Science Teacher, Mathematics Department Head, Technology Coordinator
    Taught 7th grade math, 8th grade math, transitional mathematics, general math,
      consumer math, Algebra 1, Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Algebra 2 with
      Trigonometry, Algebra 2, intermediate algebra, plane geometry, math in society,
      algebraic connections, ecology, college prep biology , 7th grade integrated
      science, and technology applications.
    Provided remediation for students on the math portion of AHSGE two years as a
      part of the High Hopes Program.
    Served on the following local school and system committees: ten year
      accreditation steering committee, five year interim study committee, Effective
      Schools Building Leadership Team, chair of School Improvement Team, chair of
      Pleasant Valley High School’s technology committee, chair of instructional fee
      budget committee, chair of federal programs committee, Calhoun County Board
      of Education Technology Advisory Committee, Resource Center Advisory
      Committee, JSU In-Service Center representative, local and county textbook
      selection committees, project participant for the school system’s curriculum
      project (five years), and project director (two years and again this summer).
    Worked collaborative with the State Department of Education and other
      mathematics educators on Pathways document for teaching AHSGE standards
       and objectives and an addendum to the original publication providing self-
       developed activities and lessons.
      Sponsored the following student activities: Various math tournament teams each
       year, Student Council Junior Beta Club, Chorus Club.
      Mentored new teachers at Pleasant Valley High School.
      Supervised student teachers over the twenty-one years of teaching at Pleasant
       Valley High.
      Served for two years as co-chair of the PTO’s Arts and Crafts Show fundraiser.
      Assist the Athletic Booster Club in preparing for the Annual Athletic Benefit
       Banquet.

1992-present- First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Alabama
Church Organist, keyboardist, and Children’s Choir Coordinator (part-time position)
    Play for the traditional morning service weekly, play for evening worship service
      twice a month, and accompany various soloists and ensembles.
    Children’s Choir Coordinator- leadership position responsible for organizing and
      ensuring that choirs provide children with meaningful musical and spiritual
      experiences, planning and directing children’s musical programs twice a year, as
      well as other activities related to the music ministry for children such as music
      camp, etc.
    Children’s Choir director for 18 years prior to becoming Children’s Choir
      Coordinator.
    Assist Minister of Music in coordinating instrumental rotations for church
      activities.
    Served as interim music coordinator (ten months- June 2003 through April 2004).

1983-1984- Oxford Family Practice, Oxford, Alabama
Office Assistant
    Worked as a medical transcriptionist and as a physician’s assistant.
    Assisted Dr. Vance Moore as physician’s assistant for final nine months of
       employment.

1979-1982- Enterprise High School, Enterprise, Mississippi
Science Teacher
     Taught biology, chemistry, 7th grade science, 8th grade science, physical science.
     Developed Accountability in Management program for biology and submitted to
       the state for the guidelines for biology programs across the state.
     Sponsored the Hospitality Club which was responsible for all events at the school
       in which the pubic was invited.

1978-1979- Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Mississippi
Medical Transcriptionist
    Worked as a medical transcriptionist for hospital and medical clinic inside the
      hospital.
      Assisted physicians in creating educational materials for the local school of
       nursing
      Submitted as medical records supervisor when supervisor was on leave.

Education
1993,1995           Jacksonville State University       Jacksonville, AL
    Participated and earned graduate mathematics credit for National Science
      Foundation Summer Institute for Mathematics and Science Teachers.

1989              Jacksonville State University      Jacksonville, AL
    Completed one curriculum course toward Educational Specialist degree.

1987-1988          Jacksonville State University     Jacksonville, AL
    Earned M.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education.

1985-1987         Jacksonville State University       Jacksonville, AL
    Completed 30 hours of mathematics coursework for Alabama certification.

1974-1978            Mississippi University for Women Columbus, MS
    Earned B.S. in Biology- coursework included 32 hours of biology, 12 hours of
      chemistry, and 12 hours in general science.
    Earned teaching certificate in biology and chemistry.

Professional Development
Workshops Presented:
    Jacksonville State University In-Service Center (1988-1999): Conducted
       numerous workshops related to math pedagogy, classroom management,
       assessment techniques, SAT 9 lessons and activities for teaching concepts tested,
       and the Alabama High School Graduation Exam.
    Calhoun County Board of Education (1988-1996): Conducted workshops
       utilizing Ellison equipment for math education, bulletin boards for secondary
       teachers, SAT 9 workshops, games for math teachers, and various other topics
       related to technology.
    Alabama State Department of Education (1994, 1997, 1999): Conducted state
       workshops entitled Using Manipulatives in the Middle School Mathematics
       Classroom; Alabama High School Graduation Exam Pathways “Training for
       Success”, a second year of AHSGE training with new materials developed by
       project members.
    Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1991-1997): Conducted various
       workshops on probability, statistics, and assessment.
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1993-1997): conducted
       workshops on probability, statistics, assessment, and classroom management.
    Pleasant Valley High School (1998-present): Conducted workshops utilizing
       technology (PowerPoint, Kidspiration, Inspiration, STI Classroom Module,
       Microsoft Outlook, internet usage, technology integration into the subject
       discipline, how to develop web quests).
      Conducted workshops throughout the state of Alabama when requested by local
       schools, school systems, and other In-Service Centers.

Workshops Attended:
   Workshops presented by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,
      Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics, UAB In-Service Center,
      Jacksonville State University In-Service Center, and Calhoun County Board of
      Education.

Conference Leadership Positions
    Chaired the 1993 Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics state conference
      at Auburn University- Montgomery.
    Served on various committees for state and regional professional meetings and
      conferences.

Honors and Awards
   Nominated three times for the Presidential Award for Excellence in
      Mathematics Teaching 1994, 2995, 1996.
   Selected as Alabama’s recipient for the Presidential Award for Excellence in
      Mathematics Teaching 1996.
   Selected as finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
      Teaching 1996.
   Selected as Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 1990, 1996, 2000, 2003,
      2004, 2005.
   Selected Secondary JSU Hall of Fame Nominee for Pleasant Valley and for
      Calhoun County Schools 1995.
   Selected Secondary Teacher of the Year for Pleasant Valley School 1994, 1995,
      2005.
   Inducted as a member of Beta Beta Beta- honorary biology sorority 1976.

Professional Organizations
    Alabama Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics.
    National Education Association.
    Alabama Education Association.
    Calhoun County Education Association
    Former member of Phi Delta Kappa.
    Beta Phi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (reserve member).

				
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