Five College Consortium

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers:
Native Americans of New England

Sharon Vogel

Sharon Vogel

Sharon Vogel just finished her first year teaching 3rd grade/special education at HC Sharp Elementary School in Camden, NJ. Although she just started teaching school, she is no stranger to teaching through her three children, Robert, 25, Gary 23 and Danielle, 20,  whom she and Dan, her husband of almost 30 years, homeschooled through the 8th grade. Since they seem to have turned out ok, she went back to school at an undisclosed mature age and took the classes necessary to obtain NJ teaching certifications. In 2013, she completed student teaching at Sharp, realized that something great was happening there,  and never left. 

She is interested in the full integration of technology into the classroom, project-based learning, and gamification in elementary school. For next year, she has been selected to participate in the Classroom Champions program, which matches mentor athletes with high need classrooms to teach students to dream big, and will add an afterschool club based on playing Minecraft.edu to her existing duties as chess club advisor. Currently, she is stalled on stage five of a six stage algorithm to solve the Rubik's Cube. 

Lesson Plan: Curate This: The Wampanoag Native Americans, Past and Present.