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Sharon A. Padgett 2492 Alabama Highway 204 Wellington, Alabama 36279 256-435-3739 (h) 256-453-0854 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org 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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