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November 2019 Educator of the Month

photo of clark sherwoodSuperintendent, Dr. Debbie Howell, is honored to announce that Mr. Clark Sherwood, sixth grade teacher at Franklin County Middle School has been selected as November’s “Educator of the Month”.  Mr. Sherwood, a graduate of Anderson University, began his teaching career as a third grade teacher in Elkhart, Indiana.  

With a couple of years experience under his belt, Mr. Sherwood was hired to teach at Brookville Middle School.  Brookville Middle School/Franklin County High School, which has been his home for the last 18 years. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Sherwood has been a coach and club sponsor for the school corporation.  Currently he is co-sponsor of the 6th grade student council and the assistant coach of the middle school academic team. He can also be seen on a daily basis assisting parents with student pick up at the end of the day.  

Mr. Sherwood was nominated for this recognition by one of his students.  According to the student, “Mr. Sherwood makes learning fun.” “He makes us laugh, but he also helps us when we are having trouble.”

During his “free time”, Mr. Sherwood coaches baseball, spends time with his two sons, and enjoys spending time outdoors.  When asked about the best part of his job Mr. Sherwood replied, “The best part of my job is getting to know a brand new class of students’ personalities every year and finding a way throughout the year to try and make a positive difference in their lives. I also have loved working for and with the different administrators and colleagues along the way as many of these fine folks have helped me improve myself as a person and as a teacher a little more each year.”

The purpose of the “Educator of the Month” program is to recognize outstanding Franklin County educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom, leadership in the school, dedication to the students, and involvement in the community.  Nomination forms for “Educator of the Month” can be found on the school corporation website at www.fccsc.k12.in.us.