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“I’ve never met anyone like her!” “She’s nurturing and taught me things I’ll never forget.” “How can someone so cute play with snakes and tarantulas the way she does?” These are all statements made by former students whom I still keep in touch with. My name is Sherise Gowdy and I am delighted to join the Permenter family this year.
I have taught for 19 years throughout the DFW Metroplex, at A.W. Brown Leadership Academy, Umphrey Lee, Daniel Webster, T.L. Marsalis, Uplift Education and the Perot Museum. In 2010, I started a business called Urban Science where I travel around the country teaching others how to make learning fun and exciting for children. Science concepts can be difficult to understand causing scholars to shy away from the subject. It is my goal, my mission, to make sure that I do my best to simplify the concepts so that scholars are educated and inspired. I have no doubt that the next Madame C.J. Walker, Benjamin Banneker and Steve Jobs may be sitting in my classroom.
In 2016, I also used my STEAM and entrepreneurial skills to start a clothing business called Cocoa Brown Creations where I design and sew clothing for people all over the world.
I hope to use all of my skills, gifts and unique talents to help create an environment where scholars truly feel like they can be ANYTHING they want to be. Let’s work together this year to make sure that happens.