Sharon T. Mitchell is currently teaching in the four-year-old program in the public schools of Fort Mill, South Carolina. She earned a B.S. degree in early childhood education from Western Carolina University in 1978 and received a master’s degree in reading from Winthrop University in 2001. She has taught children ages 4–9 for the past 20 years. Mitchell received several curriculum grants in instruction from Winthrop University and the Rock Hill School District Foundation, and she has presented at several state and national conferences in education. She lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with husband Dan, son Zach, and daughter Kristen. Her hobbies are horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her family.