Sharon Padgett

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

Ms Padgett spent 25 years teaching high school math and science. In 1996, she was awarded the prestigious teaching award Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching by the National Science Foundation and the President of the United States, Bill Clinton. In 2005 she came to JSU as an adjunct instructor for the College of Education and Professional Studies. In 2008 she returned to full-time instructor status at JSU and taught in the College of Education and Professional Studies until January 2013. She worked with the department of Secondary Education and MCIS to offer professional development four summers for high school teachers throughout the JSU area. After retiring from full-time teaching, she became an adjunct instructor for the MCIS department teaching math course. She returned to JSU in Fall 2021 after taking a 4 year leave and is enjoying teaching online again. She serves as a substitute instrumentalist at First Presbyterian Church, is an active member of Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and the retired teachers of Calhoun County organization . She shares her life with her sister and her two dogs, Cammie and Abbie.

Sharon Padgett

Courses Taught

  • ESE 333: School and Society
  • ESE 329: Adolescent Development and Behavior
  • ESE 444: Assessment
  • ESE 304: Secondary General Methods
  • ESE 320: Teaching Mathematics
  • MS 100: Intermediate Algebra
  • MS 110: Finite Mathematics
  • MS 112: PreCalculus Algebra


  • Educational Specialist – Mathematics: Jacksonville State University - 2011
  • Master of Education – Mathematics: Jacksonville State University – 1988
  • Added Major in Mathematics – Jacksonville State University – 1987
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology – Mississippi University for Women - 1978