Sharon Todd Wells was born on August 24, 1947 in Mercedes, Texas to R. B. Todd and Billie Jean Flournoy Todd. She graduated from Raymondville High School in Raymondville, Texas. Sharon received a BA in Music from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. On October 16, 1981, she married Rush Wells in Lubbock, Texas.
Sharon taught school for over twenty years. She was a gifted educator with an adept ability to teach teachers. Sharon presented many professional development opportunities to help teachers become more confident in teaching elementary mathematics. She emphasized the importance of helping children learn through conceptual development and the use of hands on learning. Sharon had the ability to write lessons so that teachers could easily implement in the classroom. In 1993, she started her own company, Sharon Wells Consulting with a curriculum known simply as “Sharon Wells Math”. She traveled throughout the state of Texas training teachers to be more competent in teaching mathematics to elementary students. Many schools and school districts that implemented Sharon Wells Math received exemplary ratings from the Texas Education Agency due to huge increases in math test scores on the TAAS and TAKS which they attributed to Sharon’s program.
Education was important to Sharon and seeing children succeed and develop a love for learning was a driving part of her success. Sharon was a wife, mother, educator, and a musician, but her greatest life role was that of Mee Mee to her grandchildren. This brought her great joy.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, R. B. and Billie Todd. She is survived by her husband, Rush Wells; daughters, Heather and Lauren McCann; five grandchildren; and sister, Carol Moore.
Memorials are suggested to All Saints Episcopal School 3222 103rd St, Lubbock, TX 79423.