Ms. Sharon Padgett

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Ms. Sharon Padgett currently serves as the undergraduate program chair for the Department of Secondary Education.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mississippi University for Women; a Master of Science in Mathematics Education from Jacksonville State University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Mathematics Education from Jacksonville State University.  She has taught all levels of science and mathematics in public schools in Mississippi and Alabama. She is an instructor in JSU's Department of Secondary Education. 

Ms. Padgett was at the forefront of changing mathematics education by introducing manipulatives into the classroom, teaching her courses from a problem-based approach, and integrating technology into the courses she taught in the public school arena. Her research interests are in the area of using children’s literature to teach concepts in the middle and high school courses. She is currently conducting research on cyberbullying among teens.

Her current teaching assignments include Adolescent Psychology, Assessment in Secondary Education, Mathematics Methods, Practicum Observations and Internship Reflective Practices. She also teaches Intermediate Algebra for the Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences Department as time permits. Ms. Padgett advises students in the 5th year alternative program.

Ms. Padgett is a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for Alabama, which is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Office of the President of the United States.

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