Shawnee Educator named ICCTA Outstanding Faculty Member
Sharon Walker was recently recognized as an Illinois Community College Trustees Association 2012 Outstanding Faculty Member.
Walker is a graduate of Goreville High School, Shawnee Community College, and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Elementary and Special Education and a Master of Science Degree in Education/Curriculum and Instruction along with a Reading Specialist endorsement.
Her teaching career spans 30 years including 22 years in the public school system. Walker is a member of the Illinois Reading Council and serves on the Executive Board of the Southern Illinois Reading Council. She also serves on the Southern Illinois Educational Alliance; the “Closing the Gap” organization committee; as an child advocate for C.A.S.A. of Williamson County; and is a member of the Advisory Board of Southern Illinois Grow Your Own Teacher Organization.
Walker is deeply involved in Shawnee Community College activities and organizations: serving as co-chair of the North Central Association Steering Committee; student advisor of Future Teachers Organization; coordinates the Saints Read Literacy Project of SCC; serves on the Student Support Services Committee; coordinates Teacher Workshops for area teachers at SCC; has served as KIDZ College Coordinator for 7 years; has hosted the Annual School Supply Drive for area schools 5 years; and beginning in August, she will serve as Humanities Division Chair.
Walker’s father, Ron Case, taught for over 30 years at Shawnee Community College and also served as Division Chair of the Business Department. Her mother Billie, taught for over 25 years at Goreville Elementary School. Walker and her husband Mike reside in Goreville.