Phone: 520-696-5894


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Liberal Arts Sacramento State University K-12 Teaching Credential Program, San Jose State University Highly Qualified in Language Arts SEI Certification Master Teacher University of Arizona

Mrs. Sharon Silvas

8th Grade Language Arts 


Welcome to my Language Arts Webpage. My teaching career began in 1993, and I have been teaching Language Arts at Wilson K-8 since March of 2000. I have 30 years of teaching experience in middle school. I was born and raised in San Bruno, California, and lived in the Northern California Bay Area until 1999 when my family relocated here to Tucson.  My husband and I have two children, a daughter who is a full-time Real Estate Agent, and a son who is an FAA aircraft mechanic. My most passionate hobby is running and training as a competitive marathoner. My love for sports extends my teaching work day, as I am also the Head Coach of Wilson's Cross Country and track team, as well as a local Run Club team as well.  

Defining Moment in My Education

Through the years, I found a level of connectedness with middle school students that was energizing. The daily exposure to their inquisitiveness, uniqueness, and desire to figure out how to manipulate themselves in their ever changing world was a challenge I felt compelled to pursue. Helping students learn new curriculum and seeing their confidence increase with each success, continues to motivate me to work hard in my profession. As I reflect on the students I have taught over the years, I am always in awe in regards to the responsibility and impact I have on future generations.

Core Educational Beliefs

"Gentle pressure, relentlessly applied."  I believe that students rise to the expectations of the teacher. I expect them to be thinkers and contributors in the classroom and take responsibility for their learning. I do not give up on students and this includes pushing them to persevere with content that may be difficult or time-consuming. We learn from asking questions and from being creatively stimulated to explore. Today's students need to be engaged in their learning and I know it is my responsibility to encourage, motivate, and remind students that they are all capable learners and important individuals.