Sharpe added, "If a person has the ability to modify a webpage to customize and streamline online ordering from a business website, that is a valuable skill to the employee. It gives them an advantage over other applicants. The business also benefits by having modifications made inhouse. Teaching students these skills now will prepare them to be tremendous assets to our communities and provide more options for them as they choose what they want to do when they grow up.”
Sharpe will be recognized along with twenty-five other educators throughout the state of Georgia on March 19 at the Georgia International Conference Center in Atlanta. Recipients will each receive a $500 grant to purchase STEM education materials for their classroom as well as receive free admission to a two-day GYSTC Summer STEM Institute to be held at Kennesaw State University. During the Institute, teachers will participate in Super STEM Challenges, Robotics and Coding Activities, and Top 10 STEM Explorations. In addition, teachers will develop their own engaging STEM Challenge to be shared with their teaching colleagues.