My name is Mrs. Sharon Hoffman, and I grew up on a farm about 65 miles southeast of Villa Grove. My father, Wilbur, was a farmer and licensed income tax practitioner, while my mother, Mary, was a former teacher in the one-room schools of the Martinsville area, and then a teacher at Martinsville Junior-Senior High School.
I was graduated from Martinsville High School in 1982, from Lincoln Trail College in 1984 with an Associate's in Science Degree, from Eastern Illinois University in 1986 with a Bachelor's Degree in Junior High Education, and from the University of Illinois in 1999 with a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
This is my thirty-first year teaching in the Villa Grove School District, having taught junior high English for my first eight years, and then junior high social studies for the past twenty-three years. For the 2016-2017 school year, I teach sophomore English, seventh grade world geography, and eighth grade US history.
My family consists of my husband, Lee, the Villa Grove Art Instructor for the past thirty-two years, and our daughter Kilee, who was graduated last spring from Judson University, with a Bachelor's degree in Visual Communications: Graphic Design, and a minor in business. While at Judson, Kilee competed on the Judson Eagles Track Team as a thrower and is the women's record holder in javelin. During her career at Judson, she was a 4-year All-Conference (CCAC) performer and a 4-year NCCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Qualifier. She is currently a graduate assistant track coach at Judson, specializing in recruiting, and she will also be the "throwers" coach. Kilee is pursuing a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
We have two dogs, Dottie and Kit, and they are our "lovely ladies." I collect John Deere and Captain America memorabilia, as well as Breyer Horses, particularly those of historical background.