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Secondary educator

Walter Len Sharp, American secondary educator. Certified permanent earth science and biology teacher, supervision, administration, New York. Recipient Teacher Field award Earthwatch, Alaska, 1987, Excellence in Science Teaching award Prentice Hall/Stanys, 1988, Tandy award, 1996, Science Screen award, 1996; Close-Up Foundation fellow, 1993, Science-Mat fellow, 1993, Presidential awardee for New York, 1995.

Background

Sharp, Walter Len was born on November 26, 1943 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Thomas Leonard and Mary Josephine (Messick) Sharp.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Old Dominion University, 1967. Master of Science in Science Education, Syracuse University, 1971. Certified advanced study in administration, State University of New York, Brockport, 1980.

Career

Director swimming and gymnasium Boys Clubs Norfolk, 1962-1967. Teacher science Norfolk City Schools, 1967-1969. Teacher earth science West Genesee Center Schools, Camillus, New York, 1969-1972.

Teacher science, chairman department Virginia Beach (Virginia) City Schools, 1972-1976. Teacher earth science Liverpool (New York ) Center Schools, since 1976, science chairperson, since 1996. Regent's writer New York State Education Department, Albany, 1988, 89, 90.

Member science committee New York new Compact for Learning, Albany, since 1991. Member earth science statement committee American Geological Union, Washington, 1992. Member National Science Teachers Association for high schools and tours.

Science teacher, manuscript renew and task force on exemplary programs. Earthquake consultant, writer NCEER State University of New York, Buffalo. Writer/contributor for NSTA/National Aeronautics and Space Administration Meteor "Impacts" Act.

Man; curriculum consultant New York State Review Earth Science Core.

Achievements

  • Certified permanent earth science and biology teacher, supervision, administration, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author slide and script program Natural History of Central New York, 1987. Contributing writer American Geophysical Union/Federal Emergency Management Agency National Earthquake Curriculum Guide, 1993. Science editor Science-Links.

      Contributor, writer: Demise of the Dinosaurs.

Religion

Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

Politics

All Christians, and particularly those in leadership positions, should prayerfully seek God’s mind and will and strongly to consider the potential problems of politicizing the church and the pulpit before endorsing candidates.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

Contributor, advisor World Resources Institute, Washington, 1992. Fellow New York Science Teachers Association. Member National Science Teachers Association (board directors 1998-2000, Newmast award 1987, award for Innovations in High School Teaching of Science 1993), National Earth Science Teachers Association (president 1992-1994, Distinguished Service award 1993), National Association Geological Teachers (eastern section Outstanding Earth Science Teacher award 1988), Science Teachers Association New York (president 1990, Distinguished service award 1988), American Federation Teachers, Greenpeace, Optimists, Phi Delta Kappa (Teacher of Year award 1990).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, collecting fossils, writing, sports.

Connections

Married Melodie Lynn Lambert, July 1, 1967. Children: Lara, Ryan.

father:
Thomas Leonard Sharp

mother:
Mary Josephine (Messick) Sharp

spouse:
Melodie Lynn Lambert

children:
Lara Sharp

Ryan Sharp