About Your Teacher
Phone: (910) 347-4459
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Shere Hurd
Welcome to my webpage! I have a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Lees-McRae College, NC, and am certified in Middle Grades Language Arts and Elementary Education. I also have a Master's Degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University. I was homeschooled from third grade on, and graduated with my Bachelor's at the age of twenty. I immediately began to teach - and never stopped!
I have been in the field of education for nineteen years. At the age of twenty, for one year, I taught second grade at a private school in Virginia. I then taught three years as a Sixth Grade Language Arts teacher in a different NC county, and after moving to Jacksonville, was hired here at BFE and taught two years as a Fifth Grade teacher. This is my thirteenth year teaching Second Grade here at BFES, and I love it! I have actually taught in the SAME CLASSROOM for thirteen years now - and yes, thirteen is going to be my lucky number this year, I can feel it (even though I am not superstitious haha!). Along with the most amazing coworkers, I persevered through Hurricane Florence and Covid, and I am SO PROUD of our students here at BFE, especially over the past four years. They have been truly heroic and displayed amazing resilience even under the most difficult of circumstances. Finally, if there is one thing that I have learned throughout my teaching career, it is that establishing a positive, consistent, supportive partnership with students and their families is quite definitely the most important part of education.
On a more personal level, I live by the water with my family, and I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, fishing, swimming, boating, and skiing (water and snow). I also play tennis and ride horses. We have four cats, one dog, and a bearded dragon lizard who is perhaps the most relaxed reptile I've ever seen! I look forward to another fantastic year here at BFE, and I also look forward to meeting all of you soon!