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My name is Sharon Fonzo and I began my teaching career in the 1996-1997 school year as an instructional aide in New Jersey. I began my career as a classroom teacher as an 8th grade ELA teacher during the following school year. I have had a variety of educational setting experience including Special Education classrooms, elementary gifted enrichment classrooms, Yearbook/Journalism classrooms, 7th-10th ELA classrooms all levels co-teach, on-level, and Honors.
Over the course of my career, I also enjoyed sponsoring and interacting with student clubs and activities. In the past, I have sponsored Future Problem Solving, National Honor Society, and Gay-Straight Alliance. I am currently the adviser for Higley High School's Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) student organization.
I love teaching Freshman and have a passion for great novels of literary merit. My favorite novels to teach include: Animal Farm, Tuesdays with Morrie, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, Night, and Fahrenheit 451. My favorite Shakespeare play is naturally Romeo and Juliet. I believe teaching with humor + wit + sarcasm = students who fondly remember Freshman English, even if it is their least favorite subject!