Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from St. Andrews University Certification to teach Academically Gifted from UNC Pembroke
Mrs. Sherry Joiner
My name is Sherry Lynn Bacot Joiner. I have lived in the western part of Harnett County, N.C. since I was five years old. I attended elementary school at Johnsonville, middle school at Benhaven, and graduated from Western Harnett High School. So as you can imagine, I've witnessed huge changes in the area. I use to ride horses on the land that Heritage Village, Carolina Hills, Carolina Lakes, and Linden Oaks now sit, long before developers even thought about building on those sites. Other than a couple of "mom and pop" gas stations/country stores, the nearest stores were in Spring Lake and Sanford.
I have been married 36 years to my wonderful husband, Terry. I have three amazing adult children, Aaron, Joshua, and Rebekah. I was a stay at home mom until the day I walked my daughter, the youngest, to kindergarten. That day I knew that I needed to find something to do to fill my days. So, I decided to enroll in college. It wasn't long until I knew that I wanted to teach. I graduated Cum Laude from St. Andrews University, formerly known as St. Andrews Presbyterian College, with a BA in Elementary Education. I have an add-on certification from UNC Pembroke for teaching the academically gifted.
I have taught 2nd grade for one year, 5th grade 4 years and 4th grade for 17 years. You'll find that I have extremely high academic and behavior expectations. My goal is to academically grow my students as well as encourage them to be kind, respectful and responsible citizens. I am excited about all this year has in store. I know that I was called to teach and so I give everything I have to this passion of mine!
Standing (left to right): Terry, me and Aaron
Bottom (left to right): Joshua and Rebekah
MY BEST FRIEND
In 2014, Aaron and Joshua were diagnosed with a rare genetic progressive disease called
Niemann Pick C.