Phone: (205) 545-5913
Degrees and Certifications:
National Board Certification: Career and Technical Education - Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood - Business, Marketing, and Financial Services (2022) Additional Professional Teaching Certifications Earned for Biology, General Science, Health Education (2009), and Computer Science (2021) Alabama A & M University: Ed. S. Secondary Education/Business Education/Education Generalist (2007) Alabama A & M University: MS Secondary Education/Business Education (2002) University of North Alabama: BS Computer Information Systems (1987) Wallace State Community College: AS Business Administration (1985)
Mrs. Sharon Ray, Ed. S., NBCT
A little about me: Married for 33 years to Delane Ray. He is a vice-president of commercial banking. We have three children, two boys and a girl. The two boys are both engineers and married. Our oldest son and his wife have two children. Our second son and his wife have one child. Our daughter is enjoying her career as an elementary education teacher.
After earning my degree from the University of North Alabama, I worked as a computer systems supervisor for several years. I loved working with machines and the new technologies. However, education has always been my passion. Back in the 80's no teaching degrees existed to blend education and computers in the high school classroom. Computers were not in many schools and even fewer homes. The Internet was not available to the masses as it is today.
Fast forward a very few years: after completing my first teaching degree in Business Education at Alabama A & M University, I was hired to teach computer applications at Oneonta High School. After two years at OHS, I transferred to Holly Pond high school in Cullman County so I could be closer to home while raising my young children. Now, I have the opportunity to return to OHS. I am excited to be back and ready for the next chapter!
2018-Present Oneonta High School - Teacher
2005-2018 Holly Pond High School - Teacher
2003-2005 Oneonta High School - Teacher
2001-2003 Substitute Teacher
1988-2001 Utilities Company - Computer Systems Supervisor
1987-1988 Wallace State Community College - Instructor, Computer Science
2012-Present Adjunct Instructor, Troy University
2008-Present Teacher, ACCESS Distance Learning
1989-Present Adjunct Instructor, Wallace State Community College