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Meet staff member Sherri Spina

Photo of Sherri SpinaHi! My name is Sherri Spina. I am a third grade teacher at Barringer Road. I have been teaching for 21 years!

What do you like best about what you do?

What I love best about teaching is the possibility of each new day, watching my students grow throughout the year and working with so many amazing, dedicated teachers.

What former jobs have you held?

When I was 15, I worked at Chanatry’s Grocery Store in East Utica and babysat for neighborhood children. In high school I worked at Express. I started teaching in Ilion when I graduated from college in 1994.

Where were you educated?

I graduated from SUNY Oneonta and earned my Master’s degree in Reading from SUNY Cortland.

If you could do anything on a weekend, what would you do?

With three active sons, our weekends are busy with sports. If I could choose, I would sped the weekend outside with my family. We like to hike in the gorge, bike ride to get ice cream, swim and play basketball.

What book and/or author are you currently reading?

I am currently rereading an old favorite, Mindsight by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

If we were to listen to your iPod or sound system, what would be playing?

Cold Play, Fleetwood Mac, Andy Grammer.

What is your favorite television show/movie/actor?

My family enjoys watching The Voice, Shark Tank and anything on the Animal Planet network.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would love to go to Bali, Indonesia. It’s a beautiful, peaceful island well-known for its art, temples, beaches and coral reefs.

What one thing would you share that people might not know about you?

I am getting my yoga certification this summer!