Sheryl Kennedy graduated from Davison High School in 1984.
Following a career in music performance and education, Sheryl finished her Bachelors degree from Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA in 1988. Wanting nothing more than to move back to Michigan, Sheryl returned when she was offered her first teaching position, as a K-12 general and choral music teacher in Armada, Michigan in August of 1988.
After the birth and adoption of her three children, Sheryl was offered her dream position to be the Director of Choral Music at Davison High School, her alma mater. At this time, Sheryl embraced the role of teacher leadership, leading professional development, running State choral music events, serving as the DEA Vice President, negotiator, and Grievance Chair, and achieving her Master's and Education Specialist degrees.
In 2010, Sheryl was offered a position as an assistant principal for Birmingham Schools, just prior to completing her Ph.D. in Administration from Oakland University. At this time she also began teaching classes in Public Administration at the University of Michigan, Flint.
Currently, Dr. Sheryl Kennedy is a building administrator for the Walled Lake Consolidated School District, where she has championed social justice concerns and the leveling of the educational playing field for ALL children.
Sheryl is a published researcher (S.Y. Kennedy and J.B. Smith, 2013) and has presented to multiple audiences regarding areas of leadership, education, gender issues in education, public policy, foster care/adoption and trauma, and organizational efficacy.