Sheryl Crain Holliday, Sixth-Eighth Grade Science and Technology Teacher, Franklinton Vocational Education Center, Franklinton, Louisiana
Sheryl Crain Holliday describes herself as a “science teacher at heart and always will be.” Involved with environmental education for many years, she found PLT to be a natural fit after participating in her first workshop in 2003, through the Louisiana Forestry Tour for Teachers. The next year, she was back as a volunteer, and she has returned on her own accord ever since. She also trains teachers at her own school and elsewhere in the district. Sheryl is an expert at using PLT activities that encourage participation and result in students experiencing academic success. She has adapted several PLT activities to use with GPS receivers, thus strengthening students’ use of this technology. Her colleagues note that her enthusiasm and creativity turn students on to math and science.
Sheryl was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2009.