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Sharon Kay Cooper

Sharon Kay Cooper, American school librarian, media specialist. Named United States dollar 238 Elementary Teacher of Year, 2006, Outstanding Staff Member, Quivira Heights High School, 2003.

Background

  • Cooper, Sharon Kay was born on January 9, 1952 in Junction City, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Duane Harvey and Helen Lucille Gugler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, Fort Hays State University, 1974. Postgraduate, Wichita State University, 1979. Postgraduate, Kansas State University, 1983.

      Postgraduate, Emporia State University, 1988. Master of Science in Education Administration, Fort Hays State University, 1996.

    Career

    • Home economics teacher, library Brewster (Kansas) High School, 1974—1975. Language arts teacher, library West Smith County Junior and Senior High School, Kensington, Kansas, 1975-1977. Home economics, vocational teacher Little River (Kansas)-Windom High School, 1977-1980.

      Home economics teacher Chase-Raymond (Kansas) Schools, 1980-1988. Library media specialist Quivira Heights High School, Bushton, Kansas, 1988-1995, Quivira Heights K-12 Schools, Holyrood and Bushton, 1995—2003. District library media specialistl United States dollar # 328, Bushton, Holyrood and Wilson, since 2003.

      Sponsor Quivira Heights High School Kansas Association for Youth, since 1988. School library representative, vice chair Kansas Interlibrary Loan Board Directors, Topeka, 1999-2003. Chairman Reading Is Fun, Quivira Hts.

      Elementary/Junior High, since 1995. Chairman Red Ribbon Week Quivira Hts. Pre K-12, since 1995.

    Politics

    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

    Religion

    Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

    Membership

    Volunteer, blood drive chairperson American Red Cross, since 1988. Troop leader Wheatbelt council Girl Scouts United States, Chase, 1989-1996, service unit manager, 1995-1997. Member National Education Association, Kansas Association School Libraries, Kansas Education Association (president local chapter 1999-2000, 06^, vice president 2005-2006).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, cooking, sewing, skiing, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Stevan Frank Cooper, August 3, 1974. Children: Susan Kay, Shelley Kay.
    • father: Duane Harvey
    • mother: Helen Lucille Gugler
    • spouse: Stevan Frank Cooper
    • children: Susan Kay Cooper
    • Shelley Kay Cooper
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    Born January 9, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Fort Hays State University
    • 1979
      Wichita State University
    • 1983
      Kansas State University
    • 1988
      Emporia State University
    • 1996
      Fort Hays State University
    • 1974 - 1975
      Home economics teacher
    • 1975 - 1977
      language arts teacher, High School
      Kensington, Maryland, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      library West Smith County Junior and Senior, High School
      Kensington, Maryland, United States
    • 1980 - 1988
      home economics teacher, Chase-Raymond (Kansas) Schools
    • 1988 - 1995
      library media specialist, Quivira Heights High School
      Bushton, Kansas, United States
    • 1995 - 2003
      library media specialist, Quivira Heights High School
    • 2003
      district library media specialist, l United States dollar # 328
      Bushton, Kansas, United States
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