Mrs. Sherry Beard

Phone: 256-741-4905


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Secondary Education: English & HistoryMS Library MediaEdS Collaborative Education

Mrs. Sherry Beard


I did all my basic coursework at Gadsden State then transferred to JSU where I eventually earned 3 degrees.  My BS is in secondary education with English and history endorsements.  My masters is in Library Media, and my Educational Specialist degree is in special education.  Each of these degrees were influenced by my love of teaching and finding ways to reach every child. 


I am thrilled to be a part of the OHS tradition!  I began teaching here in 1994 and have counted it a privilege almost every day.  My first 8 years were spent teaching mostly middle school English, but the remaining years have been spent in the library sharing a vast love of reading with the best teachers and students anywhere!  I am excited to be teaching at OHS, & I know the profound impact that teachers can have on students because it was great teachers that made a significant impact on my own life many years ago. 


I have been married so many years that I have simply lost count to a man perfectly suited to me.  We have 2 pretty fabulous adult children and 2 amazing grandchildren.  My hobbies include traveling, and spending lazy days with family and friends on the Ohatchee "Riviera."  However, when everyone goes home and the house gets quiet, my favorite thing is curling up with a good book and reading myself to sleep.