Sharen Pula

Fifth Grade Homeroom

Sharen teaches fifth grade, which is a project based curriculum. She has spent her entire professional career as a lifelong learner.

“Scholarship is essential to being a progressive teacher. Reading different points of view in order to hone my own is a key factor. Content, pedagogy, and anything I can get my hands on, all factor into my teaching. This allows me to tap into a comment that a student might share and, on the spot, create a mini-lesson, which can move the direction of the class. Understanding all levels — Pre-K-12, the entire continuum, informs my teaching at the fifth grade level.”

Sharen also notes that the fifth grade curriculum is “a demanding one. It is constantly evolving and requires constant attention. This keeps me quite busy.”

When she does have free time, Sharen loves playing bridge, singing, and bird watching.

Sharen has a B.S. in Science Education from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. in Education from Johns Hopkins University. 

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Sharen Pula
Fifth Grade Homeroom
At Park since 1978
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University of Maryland, College Park B.S. in Science Education
Johns Hopkins University M.A. in Education