Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Sharon Shadrick
Welcome to my webpage!
First, I'll clue you in with a little educational information. I am a proud graduate of Sequatchie County High School! Once an Indian, always an Indian, right? Later, I graduated from Chattanooga State with a degree in Information Systems back before the internet was a thing. Some of my early jobs included programming (the kids call it coding now) on a mainframe IBM computer at Revere in Scottsboro and programming cash registers at The Leader in downtown Chattanooga.
After a long stay-at-home-mom break, I returned to UTC to complete my B.S. degree in Middle Grades Education. I have taught at several schools including Jasper Middle, Whitwell Middle, and Sequatchie County Middle School. During my first 11 years of teaching, I taught every subject and every grade level in middle school.
For the past two years and this year as well, I have taught Writing Lab at SCMS which is one of the related arts offered. Writing is my passion, and I believe that writing cures almost everything. Communicating with words is one of the most important life skills, no matter what job a student may pursue. I also believe that every student has a story to tell and deserves the skills and opportunity to tell it.
After school, I sponsor Young Writers for those students who want to take their writing to the next level. We meet on Wednesdays from 3:05-4:05.
In addition, I am a member of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and have co-written two middle grade novels. Now, all I need is an agent and publisher!