Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Science Degree in Education from Buffalo State College with certifications in Elementary and Special Education both in North Carolina and New York
Ms. Sherry Stover
I was very happy to rejoin the teaching staff at Oak Grove ES this past September. I had retired two years ago with 41 years of experience as a Special Education teacher. During the past two years I came back to volunteer in a second grade class; and substitute in both regular and special education classes. I was assigned to work with a visually impaired Kindergarten student last year and enjoyed the opportunity immensely. Subbing in our Autistic I and II classes, as well as our Pre K Autistic class has proven to be extremely rewarding. I was rehired part time as a CCR teacher for students K-5, and I am thoroughly enjoying being back in the classroom.
My career began in 1972 when I graduated from Buffalo State College. I did my student teaching in an inner city Kindergarten class as well as at a residential developmental center for students with mild to profound disabilities. During my career I have taught all levels and all disabilities. My passion has always been for multihandicapped with profound disabilities. I spent 7 years as a Day Treatment Coordinator for medically frail adults before relocating to North Carolina. I also taught third grade for two years at another Wake County school before coming to Oak Grove.
Outside of work, I am a devoted and passionate student of Ballroom dancing. I have performed before an audience 4 times and about to enter my second mini competition. This March I will enter my first regional competition in Raleigh with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. The anticipation is overwhelming.
My educational background includes a Master of Science Degree in Education from Buffalo State College with certifications in Elementary and Special Education both in North Carolina and New York. I also held certification as an EMT in both states.
One of my greatest achievements has been to raise 6 step children from Honduras when their mother passed away in 1989. They have been a source of great joy.