Sarah Sherman wins teacher of the year

The Board of Education’s Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year is English teacher Sarah Sherman

Alexis Chester, Managing Editor

English teacher Mrs. Sarah Sherman has won the Board of Education’s Teacher of the Year Award for the 2021-2022 school year.

“Mrs. Sherman contributes many hours into the whole child development of our students at RV,” said Principal Martin of Sherman’s work. “Beyond teaching English, she supports extracurricular functions such as plays, Dancing with the Teachers as a Co-Emcee, and advisor to several clubs over the years at RV.”

Students know Mrs. Sherman, whom they lovingly refer to as “Sherm,” through her involvement in and outside the classroom.  She is responsible for reviving the school newspaper, the Holly Spirit, after it had been defunct for years.  She is also the adviser of the Black Student Union, the club responsible for the wildly successful Juneteenth celebration at RV last year. 

Her junior English class is familiar with her interactive teaching style.  Students think her win was well-deserved.

According to junior Leila Hewitt, who has her for English III Honors, “She’s a really responsible teacher and always puts a lot of effort into taking care of her students.”

She’s also had an impact on her colleagues.

“Ms. Sherman is always on top of her game,” said English department Supervisor Mr. Joseph.  “She pushes her students and colleagues to explore new ideas and makes the ELA department shine.  We are super proud of her.”