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Sharon Garvar is the English Department chair and currently teaches 9th grade English. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English Education with a Creative Writing Emphasis from California State University, Long Beach in 1996 and her Master's of Arts degree in English from California State University, Northridge in 2006.

She has been teaching since 1997 and has been with the Hart District since 1999. She began in the district at Canyon High School before quickly joining the AOC team after its second year of operation in 2001. She has taught every grade level at AOC along with electives such as Mythology and Folklore A and B, Creative Writing, Seminar, Advisory 10, Advisement 11 and 12 and Nonprofit Ventures - Project Linus. She has been awarded the Teacher of the Year for AOC in both 2005 and 2013.

Mrs. Garvar currently resides in Santa Clarita with her husband, who is a voice over artist, and their two children. She also is the chapter coordinator of the Santa Clarita Valley / Antelope Valley / Sylmar chapter of Project Linus, a national organization that makes blankets for critically ill and traumatized children.