Ms. Sherry Majors

Reading Coach
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Education
  • Ed.D in Elementary Education with a focus in literacy at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa
  • Certified training for Alabama Reading Initiative
  • Received a Masters Certification in Administration Educational Leadership from The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (2004)
  • Received a Masters Certification as a Reading Specialist from The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (2002)
  • Received an Educational Specialist Degree from The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (1999)
  • Received a Masters of Elementary Education from Alabama A&M (1991)
  • Graduated from Athens State University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood Education (1986)
  • Graduated from Northeast State Junior College with an Associates Science Degree (1984)
  • Graduated from Scottsboro High School (1981)


Experience

A. Academic Achievements

2009: University of Alabama –Ed.Din Elementary Education with a minor in Curriculum and Instuction

2004: University of Alabama: Certification in Administration Educational Leadership

2002: Universityof Alabama: Certificationasa Reading Specialist

1999: University of Alabama – Educational Specialist

1991: Alabama A&M University – Masters in Elementary Education

1986: Athens State College – Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education

1985: Northeast State Junior College – Associate in Science

1981: Graduated from Scottsboro High School

B. Honors

2004-2005: Jerry F. Wilson, Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship, University of Alabama

2003-2004: Jerry F. Wilson Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship, University of Alabama

2002-2003: Jerry F. Wilson Sr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship, University of Alabama

2000-2001: Alabama Elementary Teacher of the Year (District V111)

2000-2001: Scottsboro City Elementary Teacher of the Year

2000-2001: Brownwood Elementary Teacher of the Year

1989: Nominated for Excellence in Science and Math; Paint Rock Valley High School

1986: Kappa Delta Pi: Athens State College Elementary Education Teacher Award

 

C. Leadership Activities

1. Fall 2003: Presented at Alabama Reading Conference: What is Critical Literacy?

2.Fall 2003– current: Presented various staff development workshops dealing with literacy topics (phonemic awareness,phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, assessment) to Caldwell Elementary faculty

3. Fall 2002: Presented at Alabama Reading Conference: Writing Research and Practice in a 1st Grade Classroom

 

 

D. Work Experience

Spring 2003 - Current : Athens State University: instructor in Methods courses - Reading and Language Arts

Fall 2003-current: Northeast Alabama Community College: Child Development Instructor

Fall 2003-current: Caldwell Elementary School: Reading Coach

Fall 2003-current: University of Alabama: Graduate Research Assistant

1992-2003: Brownwood Elementary School: First grade teacher in a self-contained classroom

1986-1992: Paint Rock Valley School: Chapter I Reading Teacher for grades 1-6 Split third and fourth grade; taught all subjects for both grades.



Bio

Hello! I am the Reading Coach at Caldwell Elementary. My job basically has three components: reading intervention for struggling readers, coaching teachers while providing professional development, and working with parents to inform them of strategies to use at home to better help their child/children. I truly believe that I have the best job in the world. I wake up each morning excited to come to school and teach my eager students. Most of my friends think I'm 'weird' because I like to work/read so much!

I am a native of Scottsboro. Myloving parents are Paul and Christine Lee. I have one fabulous, 'younger' sister and brother-in-law, Tim and Vicki Watts. I have a wonderful daughter, son -in - law, and precious grandson - Silas.  I have 4 cats:  Big Kitty, Little Girl, Fluffy, and Baby. 

My passion in life would be to help struggling readers gain strategies to become better readers. Another passion of mine is to listen to all voices in our culture. As a researcher at The University of Alabama, I have been 'trained' to listen to everyone's voice, including the minority of our population and cultures. I believe my perception of this has made me more aware of my students/teachers feelings and their concerns, which have made me a better teacher/coach.


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