Featured Teacher: Dr. Sherry

Justin Oei, Staff Writer

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Dr. Sherry came to Oratory in the fall of 2014 and has been teaching middle school Latin and Latin 3, 4, and 5 ever since. I was able to interview him this week and talk to him about why he became a teacher.

Dr. Sherry said that his inspiration to become a teacher was his 10th grade Latin teacher, Fr. Sottek. He went on to the University of Texas, where he completed his undergraduate degree, and then moved to Columbia University for his master’s and doctorate in classics. He then spent the past thirty years as a teacher.

When asked about his favorite part of teaching, he said it was running student trips, because “it’s one thing to learn about things in class, and another to see them in person.” He wishes he could do more of those, and has previously taken groups to Greece and Italy. (In Latin class, he had told us that he was once with a Kent Place student group in Greece, and had seen a book he had written in the airport bookshop!) To close off our interview, I asked him if he had any surprising or interesting facts about himself to tell the student body; he responded that he is quite fond of lap swimming.

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