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Special education educator

Sharon Cynthia Alkire, American Special education educator. Certified teacher, West Virginia. Named Teacher of Year, Pleasants County Board Education, 1979; grantee West Virginia Fund, 1990.


Alkire, Sharon Cynthia was born on May 30, 1945 in Fairmont, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Delmar Frank and Betty Lee (Duke) Summers.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Ohio Dominican College, 1969; Master of Arts in Special Education, West Virginia University, 1977.


Secretary, State Farm Insurance Company, St. Marys, West Virginia, 1980-1982; substitute teacher, Pleasants County Schools, St. Marys, 1971-1975; teacher specific learning disabilities, Pleasants County Schools, St. Marys, 1975-1980, 82-. Lead teacher West Virginia Governor's Summer Youth Enhancement Program, St. Marys, since 1989. Special education representative Council on Professional Education, Charleston, West Virginia, since 1989;member committee West Virginia Advisory Committee on Specific Learning Disabilities, 1986-1989.


  • Certified teacher, West Virginia.


Den mother Boy Scouts American, St. Marys, 1976-1979. Publicity chairman American Cancer Society, St. Marys, 1981-1984. Secretary Pleasants County Library.

Board, since 1981; coach St. Marys High School Academy Bowl Team, since 1986. Member Parent Advisory Council, since 1987. President St. John's Altar Society, 1987-1988.

Member Council for Exceptional Children (president West Virginia Federation 1996-1997).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, reading.


Married Max Mayer Alkire, September 4, 1965. Children: Stephen Paul, Thomas Patrick.

Delmar Frank Summers

Betty Lee (Duke) Summers

Max Mayer Alkire

Stephen Paul Alkire

Thomas Patrick Alkire