Company: Pendleton County Schools
Location: Butler, Kentucky, United States
Sheryl Mudd, Teacher at Pendleton County Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in instruction and coaching.
After initially obtaining bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and health and physical education in 1982 from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, Ms. Mudd subsequently earned a master’s degree in guidance counseling from Xavier University in 1986. She excelled as a teacher in the Pendleton County Svhools for over three decades and rendered superior service as athletic director and referee for Sharp Middle School in Pendleton County from 2009 to 2015.
Ms. Mudd’s professional and civic honors include Sharp Middle School Teacher of the Year in 1992, 1994 and 1995; a Renaissance Award for Teacher of the Month in Pendleton County High School in 2009; a Level One Award from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association in 2013; and Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year in 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In addition, she was named to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a premier nonprofit philanthropic organization, by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1979 and 1996. Ms. Mudd was also an inductee in the Tenth Region Girls’ Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. To remain aware of changes and advancements in her field, she has maintained affiliations with the Pendleton County Retired Teachers Association, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
Ms. Mudd attributes her success to the teachers and guidance counselors who took interest in her and recognized her value not only as far her potential as an educator was concerned, but also her talent in basketball. They consistently helped push her to the next level of her development. A talented athlete, Ms. Mudd attended college on a basketball scholarship and played field hockey for a team that became a national champion. She was also active in softball and volleyball. When the volleyball program was shut down at the institution, she was permitted to test for the Olympics with a different school.
Ms. Mudd’s greatest career fulfillment has come from making a difference in someone’s life and enabling them to do the same. After teaching CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) to her students, one of them performed the procedure on her baby sister to save her life. Now retired from teaching and coaching, Mr. Mudd is now a caretaker for her brother, but she remains keen on staying involved with the Catholic Church and a number of foundations within her county.
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