Our very own State Educator, Sharon Martin Roth, was chosen as the 2022 National DARE Educator of the Year by DARE America. Mrs. Roth has spent over 20 years investing in young people as a classroom teacher. Mrs. Roth has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an endorsement in k-12 online instruction and design. Mrs. Roth has had an officer teaching in her classroom in the elementary and middle school curricula, which gives her a unique edge in seeing the information and feedback of students. She is currently a High School Teacher at Brandon High School in the Rankin County School District. Mrs. Roth and her husband reside in Brandon. She is also a mother of three young adult children and one furbaby.
Mrs. Roth has served as the State Educator for the MS/AL DARE Training Center for over 8 years, where she brings the latest and most updated material to help officers prepare to teach the DARE curriculum in the classroom. She covers such topics as classroom management, effective questioning, recognizing and preparing for different learning styles, the importance of active learning, and much more. Mrs. Roth has also had the opportunity to work alongside numerous DARE Training teams within the United States. DARE proudly recognizes the vitally important partnership between law enforcement and education.
At the MS/AL DARE In-Service this year, DARE America Regional Director – Danny Talley, presented her with the 2022 National DARE Educator Award. Pictured below is Mrs. Roth with Danny Talley receiving her award and also with the MS/AL DARE Training Center Staff: (L to R) Lt. Justin Plunkett, Etowah Co. SO, AL; Lt. Sheri Hall, Lee Co. SO, MS & State Training Coordinator for MS DARE; Cpl. Kofee Anderson, Montgomery Co. SO, AL and State Training Coordinator for AL DARE; Mrs. Sharon Roth, State Educator for MS/AL; Cpl. Tonya McWhirter, Starkville PD, MS; and Capt. Mark Gilmore, Kosciusko PD, MS.
CONGRATULATIONS, Sharon! We are so very proud of this well-deserved honor.