Phone: 256-772-2547, Ext. 80112
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Spanish from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 1989 M.Ed. in Foreign Language Education, TESOL from The University of Georgia 1992 Ed.S. in TESOL from The University of Alabama at Birmingham 2014 Certifications: TESOL ELA
Ms. Sharon Rowland
I was born in Ohio. My family moved to Georgia in the seventies so my father could work for the University of Georgia. There I continued my interest in soccer where I played on school teams, club teams, and the state select team during high school. It was also the time I discovered my love of languages. I studied Latin and Spanish. My high school Spanish teacher is the reason I became a language teacher. After high school I attended The University of the South, commonly known as "Sewanee." I played on the soccer team, majored in Spanish, studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. I also studied French and Italian in college. After college I studied Japanese at the University of Georgia and decided to get an M.Ed. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages). It wasn't long after that that I moved to Madison, Alabama. While working for Madison County and Madison City schools I have raised three wonderful boys who came up through the Madison City Schools. My educational journey did not end with my M.Ed.. I earned my Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in TESOL from UAB in 2014. Education is important to me; both of my parents were educators. I don't think we should ever stop learning.