Sharon Jonynas

Language Arts


School Phone Number: (802) 875-2146 ex. 236


7th Grade Language Arts


Hello, and welcome.  I am Sharon Jonynas, and I teach seventh grade language arts.  This school year, 2015-2016, is my ninth year here at Green Mountain Union High School, and I enjoy working with the middle school students very much.  I live in Chester with my husband, one of our four kids, a really cute cat, and a naughty but lovable black Labrador Retriever.  Our oldest son, Samuel, graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with a degree in mathematics, and he is now working at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, teaching two classes of Advanced Placement Calculus and a class of Advanced Placement Probability and Statistics. Another of our sons, Adrian, works with my husband in his plumbing & heating business, and he's finished the Journeyman Plumber's courses at Vermont Technical College. Our oldest daughter, Anna, finished Stonehill College in May of 2015, and she is now modeling while looking for a job that utilizes her degree in criminology. Our youngest daughter is currently a junior at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and is now in Greece on a semester of studying abroad. Some of you probably know one or all of our kids because of their work as lifeguards at the Chester Town Pool. They've all been students at this school in the past, and I feel that this has offered me a unique perspective on homework, school climate, and all things related to our wonderful learning community.  

I grew up in Guilford, Connecticut, and moved to Vermont in the 1980s, when my husband and I bought a lodging business here in Chester.  After 17 years running that business, I went back to school and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Writing and Literature from Norwich University.  I spent several years as a teaching assistant at Chester-Andover Elementary School and decided that I would return to school for my teaching degree.  I am licensed to teach both kindergarten through 6th grade and Language Arts for 7th through 12th grades.  

I love being immersed in a learning community, and I have found that my students teach me things everyday.  I think that you have to connect with students and to respect who they are as learners and as individuals in order for learning to take place, and I am always a willing listener when a student wants to share something about themselves with me.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything -- I check my email throughout the day, and it is probably the easiest way to get through to me.

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