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Sharon Ann Coatney

Sharon Ann Coatney, American librarian, educator, editor. Kansas Network Board grantee, 1986, 87.


  • Coatney, Sharon Ann was born on June 12, 1946 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. Daughter of William H. and Irene M. (Vallis) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Kansas, 1973. Master of Library Science, Emporia State University, 1982. Master of Science School Administration, Emporia State University, 1996.


    • Teacher language arts Linwood Junior High, Kansas, 1973—1984. Library media specialist Linwood Schools, 1984—1987, Oak Hill Elementary School, Overland Park, Kansas, 1987—2002. Acquisition editor Libraries Unlimited Books, since 2002.

      Secretary KAW Valley Regional Inservice Council, Lawrence, 1985-1986. Evaluator North Central Association Evaluation team, St. Mary's, Kansas, 1987.


    The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Hell is a real place existing outside of God—an eternal separation between soul and God. Hell was created originally for Satan and his devils as a place of incredible torment.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.


    Founder Citizens for Community Schools, Marquette, Kansas, 1986-1987. Trustee Linwood Community Library., 1980-1987, treasurer 1986-1987. Member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Library Association (councilor at large), Kansas Reading Association, American Association School Library.

    (president 1998-1999, chair library media standards committee 1998—2001, national board professional teaching standards since 2000), Kansas Association School Library. (president 1996), Phi Delta Kappa.


    • Married Jeffery Richard Coatney, April 2, 1966. Children: Mark Stephen, Rachel Ann.
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    Born June 12, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1973
      University Kansas
    • 1982
      Emporia State University
    • 1996
      Emporia State University
    • 1973 - 1984
      Teacher, language arts Linwood Junior High
      Kansas, United States
    • 1984 - 1987
      library media specialist, Linwood Schools
    • 1987 - 2002
      library media specialist, Linwood Schools
      Overland Park, Kansas, United States
    • 2002
      acquisition editor Libraries Unlimited Books