Terry Sher­rard

STU­DENT COACH

The Kids Post - - Registry of Educators -

While in univer­sity, Terry Sher­rard spent some time work­ing in the chil­dren’s ward at the hos­pi­tal in his home­town. “I was struck by the un­guarded hon­esty of the chil­dren about what they were go­ing through. I knew that chil­dren were the real teach­ers and I wanted the op­por­tu­nity to work with them and to be taught,” Sher­rard says.

Sher­rard has been teach­ing for 39 years, and in his cur­rent po­si­tion at Montcrest School, he works to nur­ture the un­der­stand­ing that “dur­ing even the most dif­fi­cult of times, ev­ery one of us is stronger than we re­al­ize and more ca­pa­ble than we ever might dare to hope we are. With this un­der­stand­ing come mo­ments of won­der when we have the po­ten­tial to amaze our­selves.”

“My days are as var­ied as the num­ber of chil­dren I work with and this is what I love about my job,” Sher­rard says. He re­calls a good­bye let­ter he re­ceived from a stu­dent at her grad­u­a­tion where she thanked him for all he had taught her. “She pointed out that de­spite my ef­forts she had more to do. She re­as­sured me not to worry – that all would fall into place in time. I never for­got her, or the les­son she left with me.”

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