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.
February 28, 2024
Finding a passion for teaching when Maine needs them most.
January 17, 2024
Rural Schools Collaborative looks back on seven years of sharing the stories of rural teachers via the I Am A Rural Teacher project, in their own words.