Sharon A. Padgett
2492 Alabama Highway 204
Wellington, Alabama 36279
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
Worked with Alabama State Department of Education collaborative team to
develop Pathways document and an addendum document for math portion of
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.
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
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
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
Children’s Choir director for 18 years prior to becoming Children’s Choir
Assist Minister of Music in coordinating instrumental rotations for church
Served as interim music coordinator (ten months- June 2003 through April 2004).
1983-1984- Oxford Family Practice, Oxford, Alabama
Worked as a medical transcriptionist and as a physician’s assistant.
Assisted Dr. Vance Moore as physician’s assistant for final nine months of
1979-1982- Enterprise High School, Enterprise, Mississippi
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
Worked as a medical transcriptionist for hospital and medical clinic inside the
Assisted physicians in creating educational materials for the local school of
Submitted as medical records supervisor when supervisor was on leave.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
Selected as Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 1990, 1996, 2000, 2003,
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,
Inducted as a member of Beta Beta Beta- honorary biology sorority 1976.
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).