Your Teacher, Ms. Sheri Garber
I was born in McAllen, Texas and moved to the Houston area when I was 4 years old. I grew up all over Houston and its surrounding area. I started my college education at Baylor University, where I attended for 2 years. To lessen the financial burden I transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in English, class of 2000. After graduation, I worked as a Cognitive Therapist with the brain injured population. A couple years later I decided to continue my education and attended The University of Houston-Clear Lake and received a Master of Arts degree in General Psychology, with an emphasis in Child Development. Along the way, I worked with my mentor professor doing research related to racial awareness in young children. This is when I discovered my passion for working with children!! I graduated in 2005 and went on to conduct research at The University of Texas Health Science Center with children with Autism and children with ADHD. I realized quickly that I could make the biggest difference in children’s lives by becoming a teacher, like my grandmother. I received my certification in teaching a year later. I began my career right here at Eagle Springs Elementary in 2006!! I taught 5th grade for 1 year, 2nd grade for 3 years, 10 years in Kindergarten, and for my 15th year I have returned to 2nd grade!!
I have a beautiful 12 year old daughter named Kaitlyn, who attended ESE! She is now a 7th grader at TMS!! Family is very important to me and I try to spend as much quality time with my daughter as I can. She is the light of my life and has been the greatest blessing in my life! In my spare time I love to read! I also enjoy photography.
I love to teach children. My personal goal is to get to know every child in my classroom as an individual. I love to hear about their life and I believe in letting the children know who I am as well. Through your child, you may hear a lot about my daughter throughout the school year!! I believe in building relationships. I want each child to walk away from 2nd grade feeling successful and secure in school.
In my classroom, I promote an atmosphere of safety, trust, and respect. I work hard to build a sense of community (family) among my students, and I emphasize the idea of teamwork. I value cooperation and collaboration both in my classroom and as I work with my peers. I believe that great things can happen when we work together! I am looking forward to teaching and caring for your Eagle (includig some return students for me this year)!!