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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.


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 Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.


Christians should be dedicated to the holy responsibility and privilege of loving people of all races and ethnicities in religious communities.


Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity ornationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.


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.

William H. Smith

Irene M. (Vallis) Smith

Jeffery Richard Coatney

Mark Stephen Coatney

Rachel Ann Coatney