Spring Forest 2013 Teacher of the Year - Sharon Sharadin

Sharon Sharadin
Spring Forest Middle School
Language Arts, Grade 7

Education: University of Maine at Presque Isle, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, 1991, Cypress Junior College, Cypress, Calif., 1972

Teaching History: Spring Forest Middle School, Language Arts, Language Arts, Grade 7, and Pre-Advanced Placement and Academic Co-Teacher (2 years); and Grade 6, Gifted and Talented, Pre-Advanced Placement, Reading Intervention, Academic Co-Teacher (6 years), 2005-2013, Rummel Creek Elementary, Grade 4, 2000-2005, Horne Elementary School, Grade 4, 1992-2000, Presque Isle, Maine, Substitute Teacher, 1992

In her own words: “I strongly believe that developing relationships with students is the most effective way to gain their trust and respect. I start the year off with an inventory in which I learn about the whole student – their outside interests – sports, movies, music and hobbies; reading preferences; extracurricular activities; the way they view themselves as learners; their expectations for the upcoming year. This gives me an opportunity to think about how I can best meet their academic needs, as well as demonstrating that their teacher has an interest in more than just their grades.”

In the words of others: “Mrs. Sharadin is the teacher that all principals wish they could have on their faculty. Bright, witty, compassionate, dedicated and loyal are just some of the words that I would use to describe Mrs. Sharadin. It is not often that you come across a teacher that has the work ethic and patience that Sharon possesses.” Dr. Kaye Williams, Spring Forest Middle School Principal

  • Selected Honors, Awards and Activities:
  • Department Chair, Spring Forest Middle School, 6 years
  • Host Classroom, University Student Observations, 2011-2013
  • Teacher of the Year, Spring Forest Middle School, 2009, 2013
  • Teacher of the Year, Home Elementary School, 1999


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