Educational Consultant & Specialist Teacher
Sherry Bell has been working with students and families from a range of backgrounds since 1996 as a Coach, Teacher, Tutor, Head of Curriculum, Advisory Visiting Teacher Behaviour Management, Acting Deputy Principal, and Head of Department. She has extensive experience in working on programs to support and enhance student learning, especially in aspects of literacy and numeracy in both primary and secondary settings. Sherry has attained a high level of competence in completing her Cert III and IV in Fitness, specialising in Children and Young Adults. Most recently she completed SSP Accredited Training to use this approach with her students.
Sherry graduated from the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba with a Bachelor of Education (PE Specialisation) and from Deakin University Melbourne with a Masters degree in Language and Literacy Education. After working with children as a sports coach, volunteering to support students with special needs, and as a teacher, Sherry felt a need to focus on improving the curriculum and links between school programs and pedagogy. Sherry became a Head Of Department and worked extensively with teachers, teacher aides and Principals to improve student learning both within her school and at a cluster level.
After having her three children Sherry worked extensively in Behaviour management, devoting her time to proactively support students and their families. She also completed her Certificate III and IV in Personal Training specialising in Children and Young Adults, believing that the physical as well as cognitive components of a child’s development was significant in developing an improvement in their lives. Noticing there were developmental issues with one of her children she decided to take leave from her work to devote her time in early intervention therapies for her sons. From her experiences with this and in having a desire to support families and children on a one on one basis, Sherry founded SherryB – Believe, Achieve, Succeed in 2014.
Sherry is a proud advocate of an honest and upfront approach in dealing with concerns. She has published journal articles and has spoken nationally on aspects of Education in rural communities. Sherry has also written and published books for parents in supporting reading at home, as well as books for young emerging readers. She is a professional member of SPELD QLD, SSP Endorsed Tutor, Primary English Teachers Association (PETA), Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) Queensland College of Teachers (QCoT), Fitness Australia and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA)