Title: Principal (Retired)
Company: Tucson Unified School District
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Richard W. Sherfey, EdD, Retired Principal at Tucson Unified School District, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.
Drawing on his innate tendency to help individuals, along with his success in interacting with all types of learners and educators, Dr. Sherfey achieved 40 years of professional experience, including 30 years as a teacher and administrator in public schools and a decade of work in higher education. He retired in 1992 as a principal in the Tucson Unified School District.
Dr. Sherfey earned a doctorate in reading education from the University of Arizona, as well as a master’s degree from the same institution. He additionally holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the aforementioned university.
A U.S. Navy veteran who served proudly during the Korean War, Dr. Sherfey believes his upbringing and military background helped him develop the leadership skills that led to his professional success. The eldest of six siblings, he supported himself during college after honorably completing his military commitment. He had initially attempted to enter the accounting arena, completing several courses in the field before focusing his academic journey on education.
Dr. Sherfey takes tremendous pride in being contacted by his former students, including individuals he taught in elementary schools and at college and those who have become teachers with the Tucson Unified School District. Excited by playing such an important role in the development of young minds, he advises aspiring educators to remain calm and positive in their approach to teaching and to keenly listen to the wide range of communications from students and instructors.
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