Welcome to Ms. Shepard's 1st Grade Class
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2005--UAB;National Board Certified Teacher, Middle Childhood Generalist, 2010; National Board Certified Teacher Renewal, Middle Childhood Generalist, 2019; Masters of Education, Elementary Education, 2015
Ms. S. Shepard
My name is Sofrina Shepard. I am the mother of two amazing children--Charleston (20) & Erica (18). I completed my Master’s degree in Elementary Education at The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015 (GO BLAZERS!!!). In 2010, I received National Board Certification in the area of Middle Childhood Generalist (renewed 2019). I also obtained my Bachelor’s degree in 2005 from UAB.
Since I am a product of Birmingham City Schools (BCS), it brings me great pleasure to be starting my 16th year of teaching in BCS--giving back to an organization and a community that has influenced my life so greatly. Since I began working for Birmingham City, I have had the privilege of teaching students in 1st, 4th and 5th Grades and serving as a mentor teacher and an ELI Coach.
This year is extra special for me because I am returning to the school I called HOME for 7 years (2010-2017). Now I am back, and I am super excited to work with you and your family this year!!