Sharon Summers - Texas Tech University

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Sharon Summers is a veteran Special Education Teacher with twenty years of experience. She works in San Antonio, Texas with the Judson Independent School District as a Teacher for the Visually Impaired and Deafblind. She has created a variety of sensory learning labs throughout the district and hopes to collaborate with colleagues in obtaining grant funding for a mobile sensory learning lab which would travel from school to school. 

Ms. Summers received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1985. Upon completion she obtained employment with the Brownsville Independent School District in south Texas. While in Brownsville she assisted with setting up a reverse mainstream computer lab for students with disabilities and those who were considered to be Gifted and Talented. She taught in a life skills setting, a unit for children with autism, and a pullout assistive technology class. Ms. Summers completed her Masters in Special Education with emphasis on Deafblind Education and O&M course work at Texas Tech University in May 2003.  

Sharon’s previous experience, her dedication to the field, and desire to be a well-rounded facilitator within the area of education are her strength when applying for this “Once in a Lifetime” fellowship. Upon completion of her doctorate she will focus her energy on teacher preparation, curriculum, and administration by seeking a position at the university level.

May, 2009

Completed Doctor of Education from Texas Tech University, College of Education - see Completed Doctorates