The National Association of Professional Women Announces Sheryl C. Maxsom, M.Ed., Principal of Gonzalo & Sofia Garcia Elementary School, as VIP Woman of the Year

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Sheryl C. Maxsom is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

We have a lovely campus, it’s very beautiful and warm and inviting. That’s what sets our school apart from others. Everyone said when they walk through our doors, it feels very welcoming.

NAPW honors Sheryl C. Maxsom as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in school administration with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional women is a powerfully vibrant networking community with nearly 500,000 members and over 400 Local Chapters.

“We have a lovely campus, it’s very beautiful and warm and inviting. That’s what sets our school apart from others. Everyone said when they walk through our doors, it feels very welcoming,” says Ms. Maxsom proudly of Gonzalo & Sofia Garcia Elementary School (GES). The newest elementary school in Texas’s Canutillo Independent School District, Ms. Maxsom has been with GES since the beginning, initially as assistant principal. This is her fifth year serving as the school’s principal.

Ms. Maxsom has nearly 25 years of experience in the field of education. The instructional leader for GES, Ms. Maxsom does more than sit behind a desk in her office. In addition to managing staff, supporting teachers and interacting with parents, she regularly stops by classrooms visiting with students throughout the school day. At GES, Ms. Maxsom says she feels fortunate to be able to get into the classroom as often as she does.

A teacher for five years, Ms. Maxsom’s areas of expertise include elementary and gifted and talented education; she has also worked in another district in the central office, a job she enjoyed except for the limited interaction with students. Last April, Ms. Maxsom presented at a conference in San Diego for the Association of Educational Research and will speak at the upcoming NNER Conference this month. Working toward her Ph.D.: First Generation Hispanic College Goers, Ms. Maxsom plans to someday teach at a college level and work with other aspiring teachers.

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