sheryl abshire

In Sheryl Abshire’s opinion, education is a lifelong process
of cumulative and developmental experiences gained through interaction
with school and society.

“Teaching should be child-centered with a flexible curriculum
designed to adequately prepare students to become global citizens in the
21st century. Teaching is a shared responsibility with the school
system, the family, the place of worship, and many other community
agencies playing a crucial role in the development of the whole child,”
Sheryl said.

Sheryl began her teaching career in 1973 as a second-grade teacher in
Augusta, Georgia. The next year she moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana,
where she began an 18-year teaching career with the Calcasieu Parish
School Board, teaching fourth and second grades. In 1978, she became a
library/media specialist, serving in that capacity in two different
elementary schools. In 1992, Sheryl was named acting principal of
Westlake Elementary. Sheryl earned her Bachelor of Arts, Master of
Education and Education Specialist Degrees from McNeese State
University.

Special Recognition

1991

NFIE Christa McAuliffe Fellow

1991

Phi Delta Kappa Award of Achievement

1991

Call for Innovation in Practice Award, National Foundation for the Improvement in Education

1991

Elementary Curriculum Consultant for the Long Distance Learning Network

1990

Louisiana Teacher of the Year

1990

Call for Innovation in Practice Award Elementary

1990

Curriculum Consultant for the Long Distance Learning Network

1990

Computer Learning Foundation National Grand Prize Winner: Best
Elementary Lesson Plan for Integrating Technology Into the Classroom

1990

First Prize: Broderbund Future Film Directors of America Award

1989

Computer Learning Foundation National Grand Prize Winner

1989

First Prize: Broderbund Future Film Directors of America Award

1986

Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Achievement Award