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Sharon Huggins: I Am a Rural Teacher Northern California Advocate

January 8, 2020 |
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Sharon Huggins is an elementary school teacher in rural Northern California. She is also the designated tech teacher for her school and the Vice President of her local union. Sharon is the graduate of a rural-specific CSU-Chico Masters of Education program that included a year-long apprenticeship model of student teaching in a rural school (Rural Teacher Residency – RTR). She is a self-described “reformed city girl who caught the rural advocacy bug” while studying the issues of rural education presented in that program. She is now a member of the Tuesdays-on-Twitter #RuralEdChat moderation team. Teaching is a second career for Sharon. She worked for 20 years in the banking industry before going back to school to get her education credential. Now she likes to incorporate her prior career into her current career by playing banking Math games, teaching her students to use fountain pens for writing, and using Google for Education’s Office Suite for class projects.

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