Meet ADE Award Finalist: Sharon Weems

By Jenny Burns, Community Coordinator for Allen Distinguished Educators
February 1, 2016


Sharon Weems teaches Kindergarten through 5th grade at Stokes-Beard Technology & Community Magnet School in Columbus, MS. She is leading and developing the SBTV Animation Studio program that includes a computer science and entrepreneurship focus.

Sharon Weems is a Technologist and Television Animation Studio Coordinator at Stokes-Beard Technology and Communication Magnet School in Columbus, MS. Sharon received a B.A. in Business, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Instructional Technology from Mississippi State University as well as a B.A. and M.A. Degrees in Education from Mississippi University for Women. Sharon is a National Board Certified Teacher. She holds teacher licensure and certifications in the areas of Instructional Technology, Gifted Education, and Elementary Education.

Sharon has served in many dual positions in the Columbus Municipal School District; positions such as professional development coordinator, Barksdale Reading Liaison, and webmaster. Sharon has presented educational sessions for: Mississippi Early Childhood Association, Mississippi Educational Computing Assn., Mississippi Reading Association, and Mississippi Head Start Annual Conference. Sharon feels that hands-on learning, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning fosters critical thinking and student collaboration. The ultimate goal is to prepare students to be global thinkers, problem solvers, and competitive in the digital age. Sharon strives to create a learning environment that is conducive to life-long technology learning, collaboration, constructive learning, risk-taking, creative problem solving, engineering design, and overall productivity. Sharon is also a STEM Project Lead The Way Launch Facilitator at Stokes-Beard Technology and Communication Magnet School. Sharon has been an Educator with the Columbus Municipal School District since January 1995. Sharon is an active civic and community volunteer and resides with her spouse in Columbus, MS. 

Meet the other finalists for the $25,000 Allen Distinguished Educators Award.


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