Support Staff Spotlight: Sherry Thompson

Maddie Morton

Staff Writer

Welcome to the Support Staff Spotlight!  

Every other week, we will sit down with some of our amazing support staff and get to know them more. If you were unaware, our support staff that will be featured in this bi-weekly piece will be our Custodial staff, Security workers, Front desk, Behind scenes/Student activities, and our Lunchroom operators. Be sure to check in every other week to get to know the staff members that do so much for us and our school. 

For this week’s bi-weekly support staff spotlight, we have our helpful and caring Sherry Thompson! 

Sherry Thompson, Attendance and Curriculum Clerk

The Artisan: Have you always lived in Jacksonville, if not where were you born and raised? 
Thompson: I wasn’t born here but I was raised in Lakeland, and I was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. I’ve lived in Jacksonville since 1999. 

Artisan: How long have you been working here at DA? 
Thompson: I have worked here for 22 years 

Artisan: Are there any arts areas that we offer here at DA that you enjoy yourself? 
Thompson: Vocal, my daughter graduated from the Vocal department in 2003, also theater. 

Artisan: What is your favorite thing about living in Florida? 
Thompson: The sunshine and beaches! 

Artisan: What are your hobbies outside of work? 
Thompson: I have a rose garden, so I love to work in that and I also spend a lot of time with my grandchildren, my oldest plays baseball so I spend time with them and I have a lot of arts and crafts that I love to do. 

Artisan: What kind of music do you enjoy listening to, if any? 
Thompson:  I love music! I listen to country and contemporary Christian too. 

Artisan: What is the best piece of advice that anyone has ever given you? 
Thompson: Hmm, to be patient and always be kind. 

Artisan: If you could have any job in the entire world other than your current job what would it be? 
Thompson: I’ve always wanted to be a CSI agent. 

Artisan: If you had a choice between two superpowers, being invisible or flying, which would you choose and why? 
Thompson: Being invisible because I could go anywhere, I wanted. I could also spy on everybody. 

Artisan: What would be your favorite retail store? 
Thompson: Shopping for clothes and shoes! I like Dillard’s and Macy’s, the discount Dillard’s is basically the best 

Artisan: What would be the best piece of advice you could give students. 
Thompson: If you are planning to go to college then you need to go right after high school because if you wait you will not go. 

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