Sharon Cole is a second grade teacher at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School in Kenova. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Marshall University and is certified in Elementary Education grades 1-6 and Social Studies grades 4-8. Cole’s enthusiasm for teaching and learning is reflected in the life-sized “Magic Treehouse Reading Center” in her classroom, which provides a unique learning environment for her students and instills a love of reading in them.
As a veteran teacher, she implements rigorous, engaging and differentiated strategies while elevating expectations for all students to achieve academic, social and emotional standards and goals. She is a member of her school’s leadership team, hiring committee, and is the leader of the Second Grade Curriculum Team. Additionally, she served as president of the Ceredo-Kenova Elementary Faculty Senate for three terms. Cole is a model teacher for Marshall University student teachers and serves as a mentor for future teachers.