Sharon Jensen '85

Professor of Education

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BA, Simpson College, 1985, Elementary Education
MS, Iowa State University, 1995, Elementary Education
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2000, Curriculum & Instruction

Welcome to Simpson College Teacher Education Program.  My name is Sharon J. Jensen and I began teaching at Simpson in the fall of 1995.  However, this is my second experience with Simpson College because I also graduated from here in 1985.  My first teaching job after graduation was in Hartley-Melvin CSD in northwest Iowa where I worked with the most wonderful first graders, colleagues, families, and community for three years.  Coming from southwest Iowa, I learned what a real snow day was while living in northwest Iowa.  My next teaching assignment was with third graders for the Indianola CSD.  After three years, I decided to attend graduate school at ISU to pursue my masters in elementary education and then continued on in their doctorate program earning a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy.  While in graduate school, I was fortunate to teach undergraduate future teachers in courses such as foundations of education, strategies in teaching, math methods, and reading/language arts methods.  Currently I teach future teachers how to teach reading/language arts, corrective reading, supervise practicum and student teachers, and serve as a sponsor for the Education Club at Simpson College.  I have three daughters aged 15, 11, and 10 who are the loves of my life and have taught me more about myself than I ever dreamed possible.



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