THE MISSION DEFINES WHAT WE AS A SCHOOL STRIVE TO ACHIEVE EVERY DAY.
At Sherrod Elementary, we are dedicated to promoting students’ academic, social, and emotional growth through instruction and real-world experiences. We strive daily to create self-motivated, independent-thinking, productive citizens.
THE VISION DESCRIBES THE PICTURE OF WHAT WE KNOW SHERROD CAN BECOME.
The vision of Sherrod Elementary is to be known as an educational institution where our scholars lives are enriched through rigorous and relevant learning experiences that not only speak to who they are, but give possibility to who they can become.
VALUES ARE COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS. THEY DESCRIBE THE BEHAVIORS THAT SHERROD IS COMMITTED TO IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION AND VISION.
- We engage learners through differentiated instruction.
- We collaborate vertically and horizontally.
- We provide positive feedback to parents.
- We use a gradual release model (I do – We do – You do)
- We use technology as a tool to increase student learning.
- We model everything before we ask students to do so.
- We increase higher level questioning and problem-solving.
- We create meaningful relationships with each individual student.
- We commit to using small groups on a regular basis in our classrooms.
Sherrod Elementary is named after Marshal and Cloye Sherrod who retired after 28 years with the Arlington schools.
The Sherrods came to Arlington in 1949 after graduating from Texas Christian University. Mr. Sherrod served at Kooken Elementary for seven years, then became principal of Balnton Elementary when it opened in 1956.
Mrs. Sherrod began working in the Arlington schools in 1952 as a secretary to James W. Martin, then principal of Arlington High School. She soon began teaching a class in typing and beginning shorthand. She later asked Martin if she could teach shorthand II and get accredited, which she did. Later she got permission for the girls to take a week off form their classes to work, free of charge, in local businesses, a forerunner of today’s career education courses.
From Arlington High School, Mrs. Sherrod moved to Sam Houston High School when it opened to serve as dean of girls for seven years. She took her last job as Career Vocational Academic Education coordinator in 1972.