Academics at Prescott College
Lloyd Sharp, M.A.
Lloyd's professional experience includes teacher preparation and substitute teaching at the elementary level; teaching all four levels of high school English at Patagonia High School in Patagonia, Arizona; and 13 years at Pima Community College teaching four levels of scholarly writing. In addition, Lloyd taught multicultural adolescent literature for Northern Arizona University in the NAU-Nogales School-Based Teacher Education Partnership. Since 2004 at Prescott College, Lloyd has served as a mentor for education students in the Adult Degree Program, a graduate mentor for education students in the Master of Arts Program, and a core faculty member in the Master of Arts Program in Education and Teacher Preparation. In addition, she has an active private business that offers tutoring, editing, and writing workshops for graduate and undergraduate academic writers.
Bachelor of Arts Degree (Gradutated with Distinction), University of Arizona, Extended English Major, Secondary Education, 1973
Master of Arts Degree, University of Arizona, Teaching & Teacher Education, 1995
Arizona Teaching Certificates: Elementary Education, Secondary Education (English); Community College
Lloyd is an Arizona native who lived for 25 years on the border of Mexico in an agricultural setting. Her graduate research focused on rural education and the challenges faced by rural schools in terms of funding, accreditation and faculty credentials needed to offer students a full secondary curriculum and the necessary experiences in preparation for college application, acceptance and success.
- Graduate study in Education
- Teacher Certification: Elementary and Secondary
- School Guidance Counseling certification
- Scholarly writing
- Creative non-fiction writing
- U.S. and Mexico border studies, especially as related to rural schools, sustainable ranching and agriculture
- Off-the-grid living
Since 2006, Lloyd's presentations have been conducted in conjunction with the Prescott College Master of Arts colloquia, concentrating on scholarly writing, education-related subjects, effective presentation techniques, thesis design, matters of interest in school counseling, social and ecological literacies, and border issues.
Outstanding Adjunct Faculty, Pima Community College, Tucson AZ, 2005.