SHARON WEIR has taught all levels of social studies and learning lab at the middle school. She has an M.Ed. from Portland State University and a B.A. from the University of Oregon. Sharon brings an inquiry-based approach to the classroom. With a joint background in social studies and art history, she strongly believes in fostering student creativity and historical inquiry. Sharon has been known to race down Mt. Tabor in a PDX Adult Soapbox Derby car (“Best Art Car” – 2009) and explore the city with her two young children, Elliot and Maisie. Sharon has been with Northwest Academy since 2005.