Dr. Ann Sharp

Faculty Member

Dr. Ann Sharp

Biography

Dr. Ann C. Sharp is an associate professor in the Elementary Education Department in the School of Education at Utah Valley University. She teaches courses in literacy methods and mentors teacher candidates through the educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). She has been at UVU for nine years working with teacher candidates providing them with access to cutting edge research in reading instruction.
Dr. Sharp has also been a director of her own tutoring center and was the cofounder of RISE Institute for Reading, a not for prophet organization dedicated to helping struggling readers overcome their challenges and helping parents find hope in their child's unconventional road to success. She is a strong advocate for the science of reading with emphasis on foundation skills.
Ann serves as director for Read-a-Difference (RaD), a team of educators and researchers dedicated to helping teachers breathe life back into their reading curriculum through the use of reading motivational principles. Read-a-Difference is an outreach program that supports elementary classroom teachers? desire to not only teach children how to read effectively, but also helps them provide a reading environment that allows students to thrive as readers. Read-a-Difference is a branch of the Engaged Reading Forum that sponsors the School of Education's yearly For the Love of Reading Conference.
Dr. Sharp has received a number of awards including_ 2015 UVU Outstanding Educator Award; 2014 UVU Faculty in Excellence Award; 2012 UVU McKay Education Graduate Mentor Award; and 2006 UNLV Educational Psychology Department's Dissertation of the Year Award.

Education

Ph D, University Neveda Las Vegas, 2006

Major: Educational Psychology

Teaching

EDEL 4410

Literacy Methods II WE, Summer 2021

EDEL 2330

Childrens Literature, Spring 2021

EDEL 4400

Literacy Methods I, Spring 2021

EDEL 4400

Literacy Methods I, Spring 2021

EDEL 4400

Literacy Methods I, Spring 2021

Scholarly/Creative Works

Brandt, Lorilynn , Sharp, Ann C., Gardner, Douglas Steven, (2021) "Examination of Teacher Practices on Student Motivation for Reading" (Issue: 6, vol. 74). Reading Teacher. https://doi.org/10.1002/trtr.1999