About Mrs. Sholar
My name is Margaret L. Sholar.  I have an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Management from Gadsden State Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University, and a Master of Science Degree in ESL Education from UAB.  I am certified to teach K-12 grade Reading, K-6 grade in Elementary Education and K-12 grade in ESL Education in the state of Alabama.  I'm currently enjoying my 6thl year as a Reading Specialist for Etowah County, where I work closely with teachers here at Whitesboro and at Duck Springs Elementary School in order to enhance instruction and incorporate student-led learning in their classrooms.

I chose this profession because I felt a strong calling for teaching after being a substitute teacher for eight years.  My work experience includes not only the above mentioned but also holding a teaching position at Carlisle Elementary School for nine years. I have 
also been a Sunday school teacher at my church, New Harmony Missionary Baptist, for many years, where I also serve as Youth Director and Church Secretary. 

My family is my husband Jeremy, two lovely daughters Katie and Kira, granddaughter, Braylee Denise, and grandsons Liam Grant, and Phenyz Neil. Jeremy and I have been married for 22 years and have lived on Lookout Mountain, in the Noccalula Community since that time. Our youngest girl, Kira, is a graduate of Etowah High School and New Beginnings Cosmetology School in Albertville, and is the mother to our beautiful three grandchildren. Katie, our oldest, is a graduate of Etowah High School, Jacksonville State University, and University of Alabama Huntsville and works as an account analysis manager for a bank in Huntsville.

When I'm not at my schools, preparing professional development, or gathering student-centered lessons, I love to spend time with my family (especially my grandbabies), read, quilt, work in the yard, and go four-wheeling with my husband on top of the mountain where we were married.

I have found myself very at home here in the Etowah County School District's family, where I believe we have the best teachers, reading specialists, administrators, and staff in the state.  Each person here cares wholeheartedly for each child's learning and goes beyond the call to make sure no child is left behind.