I’m a third grade teacher in at Parma Elementary in Parma, Michigan. I am the co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club and the co-founder of Nerd Camp Michigan.  I co-host the monthly Twitter chats #SharpSchu and #Titletalk.

If you’d like to contact me, I can be reached by email at: colbysharp@gmail.com


Empowering Students to Share Their Story
All Write Conference, June 2014
Be Cool! Join The Nerdy Book Club
Texas Library Association Conference, April 2014
Creating a Culture of Creativity
Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference, March 2014
Creating a Culture of Engaged Readers
Wayne County Reading Council Dinner March 2014
Relevance, Relationships, and Reading Lives: Fostering Students’ Reading Engagement
National Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference November 2013 
Skill and Will: Strategies that Improve Critical Reading Ability AND Nurture a Love of Reading
National Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference November 2013The Nerdy Book Club: How Teacher Readers Ignite Classroom Reading Communities
National Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference November 2013




  1. Hi Robert,
    I’m the Middle Grade Organizer for the Cybils this year. I need to get in touch with you via email but you didn’t leave your full email address on your application and I can’t find it here. Sorry if I missed it. Could you email me at lizziemillar AT yahoo DOT com?


  2. Hello, Colby,

    I’m hoping you might be willing to review my newest MG adventure for boys and would like to be able to contact you. Please email me at ms (at) margsorenson (dot) com if you might be interested. Thanks and aloha, Margo :)

  3. Hi.
    Enjoyed your article @ reading.org re: “whosetaste.”

    I imagine “the book that eats people” has been rejected by plenty of librarians and parents even though many kids love it.

    Love that zoo in BC.
    J Perry

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