Dr. Timothy Sharer
Timothy J. Sharer is Professor of Education at Wayne State College, a position he has held since 1997. Dr. Sharer's teaching responsibilities have included teaching Secondary Schools, Human Relations in a Multicultural Society, Current Issues and Trends in Education, Introduction to Instruction, APL Level I Instructional Skills, Classroom Management for both initial and advanced candidates, and Student Teaching Supervision. His administration and committee duties in the School of Education and Counseling include serving as Director of the Northeast Nebraska Teacher Academy (NENTA) and Director of Graduate Studies. He frequently represents the School of Education and Counseling for the Fridays at Wayne State and Just Juniors recruitment programs on campus. His college service has included serving on the campus-wide Assessment Committee, Student Admissions & Retention Committee, Rank and Professional Development Committee, the campus-wide Safety Committee, President's Ethics Committee, Assessment Oversight Committee, General Education Committee, Graduate Council, Teacher Education Advisory Council (TEAC) and the Teacher Preparation Assessment Committee (TPAC) which oversees the School of Education and Counseling's National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Nebraska Department of Education Accreditations.  Dr. Sharer formerly chaired the Department of Secondary Education (1997-2001), the Professional Progress Committee in the School of Education and Counseling, the Elementary Plus Team, and the Middle Level Endorsement Development Committee. Sharer began teaching at Wayne State College in 1995 after 21 years as a public school music educator. Dr. Sharer taught instrumental music part-time at the Wayne Middle School, taught and coached at Wymore Southern Junior-Senior High School, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a graduate assistant in Opera and Choral Music, taught music methods at Dana College in Blair, and from 1982-1995 was Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Department of Music at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Sharer was Associate Professor of Music at Wayne State where he served as Director of Choral Activities, taught both undergraduate and graduate studio voice, directed the Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, founded and directed the Men's Chorus and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, was producer/director and scriptwriter for the Elizabethan Christmasse Feastes, taught Choral Conducting, Teaching Vocal Music 7-12 and graduate courses in music education, choral literature and choral conducting. In 1997-99, Sharer served on the Executive Board of the Nebraska Music Educators Association as Chair of College and University Affairs and Chair of the Nebraska Council for Music Teacher Education. He continued to serve on the Executive Board of Nebraska Music Educators Association as Director of the Nebraska Music Mentor Program until the Spring of 2004.  In the Spring of 1999, Sharer served on the Nebraska Department of Education Rule 24 Music Endorsements Revision team.  This group revised the current content coursework included in secondary and elementary teaching endorsements offered by  Nebraska colleges and universities. Sharer was an executive board member and former secretary of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation. In 1998, Dr. Sharer was selected to Who's Who Among America's Teachers.  In the Fall, 2005, Dr. Sharer was honored with the Outstanding Service Award by the Nebraska Music Educators Association for his years of service to both the organization and the field of music education. Sharer is also a teaching associate with Jean Anastasio and David Perry of APL Associates of Camillus, NY and has co-authored a book with Jean and David entitled Teaching: The Book - Instructional Skills and Strategies for the Experienced and Novice Teacher published in 2007 and the second edition published in February, 2012. He is currently finishing a new book of advice for student teachers and first year teachers. 

Dr. Sharer and his wife Beth Ann are both graduates of Wayne State College with degrees in music education. Between them, they have spent over 40 years teaching music in Nebraska schools. They have one son, Corbin, a graduate of Wayne State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio arts who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Mrs. Sharer is a staff member in the Wayne State College Holland Academic Success Center. Dr. Sharer received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education degree from Wayne State College.  His Master of Music degree is from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he specialized in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy, Choral Music and Opera. His Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction is also from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sharer is a respected arranger of choral music and is particularly known for his arrangements of vocal jazz standards. Dr. Sharer is an amateur guitar player and a huge fan of the music of Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, James Taylor and B.B. King.  He enjoys Bible study, reading and classic movies. 

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