Sharon Bell (Courtesy Photo)
Sharon Bell has taught German at Goddard High School for more than 20 years, but if you ask students how old she is, they’ll say she’s 19. It may just be an inside joke Bell shares with her pupils, but the fifty-something Texas native is truly young at heart.
“I get so much from the students and I love that,” she said. “I really think I’m one of the more fortunate teachers at Goddard because I have the chance to have them for four years. They become a part of my life and that to me is the greatest advantage to being a German teacher.”
Bell’s great-grandfather was a German immigrant, but she’ll be quick to say that’s not why she learned the language.
“I had a crush on a boy who studied German and I wanted to be able to speak German with him,” she said.
Bell instead fell in love with the language; rather than teach it, she originally planned to become an international attorney, and attended classes at Texas Tech University. There, she happened to fall in love again, this time with Steven Bell, a law student who studied French. Four Login to read more