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Sharon Myrick

Biography

Sharon Myrick

Sharon Myrick grew up in the Deep South, trying to figure out why she was not the image of a white southern belle. School was no help in understanding that problem, or any other, until a college professor finally taught her to think. After her doctoral work in the sociology of education, Sharon’s passion became teaching, and over the course of 18 years she experienced every level of school, preschool through college. Related work experiences, managing community educational programs for 13 years, revealed how change is possible through an “it takes a village” approach. When not tending her Virginia mountain cabin or engaging in local political concerns, Myrick contributes to the school change movement by listening to current high school students speak about their personal needs and new ways school could help them (www.schooltaleslive.com). She loves to hear from kindred spirits who want to connect with the national discussion of school transformation.

Sharon Myrick

Books by Sharon Myrick

by Sharon Myrick - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

As is made clear by its five spunky student narrators, high school, the home-base social institution for teenagers, exerts powerful agency over answers to fundamental questions, and is a time of struggle with life’s questions amidst intense pressure to make decisions by graduation and launch into adulthood. Students in SCHOOL TALES, living in a small town of the southern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, encounter a number of personal and public issues. As these students take charge of their learning, the true goal of high school emerges.