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journalist , Secondary education educator

Sherri Long Smith, American journalist, secondary school educator. Recipient Golden Apple Achiever award, Ashland Oil, Inc., 1996, Nobel Distinguished Educator, 2004. member National Education Association, Kentucky Education Association, National Council Teachers English.

Background

Smith, Sherri Long was born on November 21, 1963 in Lancaster, Kentucky, United States. Daughter of William Gordon and Hazel Marie (Howard) L.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Eastern Kentucky University, 1985. Master of Arts, Eastern Kentucky University, 1993.

Career

Teacher Garrard County Schools, Lancaster, 1985-1987, Franklin County High School, Frankfort, since 1987, coordinator department, since 1994. Writing cluster leader, 1997—2004. Official nominator National Youth Leadership Forum.

Member faculty ambassador program Kentucky State University, 2005.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Member National Education Association, Kentucky Education Association, National Council Teachers English.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, horseback riding, traveling, writing.

Connections

Married Benjamin Conway Smith, August 3, 1991. 2 children: Malory Scott, Sara Peyton.

father:
William Gordon L.

mother:
Hazel Marie (Howard) L.

spouse:
Benjamin Conway Smith

children:
Malory Scott Smith

Sara Peyton Smith