Face to Face: Basehor High principal Sherry Reeves
Name: Sherry Reeves
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany, where her father was stationed in the Army
Family: Husband and two children
Occupation: Principal, Basehor-Linwood High School
Dream job as a child: Airline stewardess.
Reeves said she liked the idea of getting to see different places, and having "a cheap way to get back to Heidelberg to visit.”
Hobbies: Flower gardening, traveling and golfing, though the latter is a hobby she has only recently been able to revisit. She said she started golfing when she and her husband got married because her husband is a golfer.
“When our children were born, we stopped golfing for almost 20 years,” she said.
Reeves added that the funniest story she has from traveling is that she became a licensed SCUBA diver on one trip, but then she never actually got to go SCUBA diving and hasn’t been since.
Digging deeper: Reeves started at BLHS as assistant principal in 2006 and a year later was promoted to principal. For 17 years prior to coming to BLHS, she taught high school math and some classes at Wichita State University.
Reeves said she was attracted to the position because of BLHS’s size.
“It’s a school about the same size as the high school I attended,” she said. “I liked working with the kids and the families at the high school level in particular, because I get to see them mature into young adults and make decisions that will impact their future.”
Reeves said she is proud of the number of BLHS students who take more challenging coursework, and she looks forward to the Career and Technical Education addition that will be built at the school, thanks to the passage of the school district’s bond issue in the April 7 election.
“It help gives students a reason for some of their required classes, plus it also will allow them to possibly go straight into the work force,” she said.