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About Me

Hi! My name is Sheryl and I am so thankful you've found your way to the TeacherLadyKY blog! I'm an elementary educator from Louisville, Kentucky who is passionate about building relationships and literacy skills with my students, as well as empowering teachers around me to be leaders and rockstars. I've taught everything from kindergarten to fifth grade and I can't wait to share my experiences with you! Enjoy! Read More


  • Summer reading book #2 is finished! This sweet book, the sequel to #therosieproject, failed to hold my attention as well as the first, but was still so perfect. Don is one of my absolute favorite characters, as cringeworthy as he is. I give #therosieeffect 4/5 stars!

Up next on my summer reading list is #bravenotperfect by @reshmasaujani.

#summerreading #summertime #teacherswhoread #teachersonsummerbreak #bookstagram #bookshelf #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #stopteacherguilt
  • Come on, Mom... let’s go do something.

It’s my first official day of summer break. I’ve already slept in, written in my #starttodayjournal and read. What else is there to do?

#dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #puppies #pupsofinstagram #dogs #summer #teachersonsummerbreak #teachersummer
  • These teacher leaders are my PEOPLE. I love doing life and leadership with them.

I don’t know if I love this angle quite as much.

#kentuckyteacher #kentuckyteachers #kyteacherleaders #leadership #wearejcps #jcpsdl #jcpsambassador #jcpsforward
  • I needed to read this today.
I’m often frustrated with what I feel is a lack of progress. I feel stuck. I want to move forward faster. I know there is work to be done and it must be done soon - or every child that leaves our schools and our classrooms will be another that we’ve failed.
We DO have work to do. But small steps create big impacts. I can do a little today and, one day, I’ll see those ripples.
#teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachers #theartofcoaching @elena_aguilar_writer #coaching #teacherleadership #teacherleaders
  • Here’s my #toberead stack for the summer. I’ve gotten myself in a great habit of reading every single day - in the morning and at night.  I can’t wait to dig into these! #bookstagram #books #reading
  • Stop asking for permission. #savagenotaverage
  • Who are you?

What do you stand for?

How do you show up for yourself?

How do you show up for others?

I’ve done a lot of reflection over the last couple of years and, especially, in the last few months. I’ve done a deep dive into my own core values and clarified my purpose for myself.

For a long time, I was stuck. Moving along, but not really moving forward. I knew the path that I was taking, but I wasn’t quite sure where I was going. I’d always kind of lived by that quote. You know, the one that says it’s about the journey, not the destination. I was enjoying the journey but didn’t see the wall I was about to crash into.

It IS about the journey, but the path has to be clear. And if you don’t know where you’re going, you’re bound to get off track. My purpose is becoming more and more clear every day and, with that, my anxiety and fear are mounting.  But I know that over that mountain of fear is a pasture of passion and reward.  I just can’t wait to get there.

#kyteacherleaders #teachersofinstagram #kentuckyteacher #teacherleadership #schoolleadership #schoolleaders #leadership #corevalues #reflectiveteaching
  • He loves weddings and taking pictures. 🤓
  • There is a high of 90 degrees in Louisville today, so it’s hot and humid. But the sun is out, my hair is 😍😍😍😍😍😍, my house is decently straight, and I’m getting ready to spend a girls day with my sister, mom, and two nieces. LIFE is GOOD. #letsgooooo

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