MTRP Staff

Sherry Durham, Coordinator of MTRP

Sherry Durham Sherry Durham was previously an Academic Counselor in the CEHD Office of Education Advising and Student Services (EASS) where she worked with students in Health and Sport Science majors. She also taught Health and Sport Sciences (HSS) 181 Academic Orientation classes.

Sherry has organized various student events for EASS such as the Welcome Week Social for incoming freshman. In addition, she is a UofL Porter Scholar Supporter and has worked with Admissions on recruitment at the Accolades events and served as the EASS liaison with Academic Services for Athletics. As Coordinator for MTRP, Sherry will organize recruiting events for diverse students who want to become teachers--including partnering with Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC), and local community colleges; create and expand programming to support education majors through professional development opportunities that include organizing resources and sessions to prepare students for the PRAXIS exams and to provide wrap around support services for students in MTRP. Her work is also critical to the CEHD's successes with CAEP and EPSB accreditations and to helping CEHD fulfill its strategic plan goals related to diversity, equity, inclusion and access in initial certification teacher preparation programs housed in five of six of CEHD departments.

A native of West Louisville and a graduate of JCPS schools, Sherry received a B.S. in Organizational Communication and an M.S. in Human Development and Leadership with a concentration in College Student Personnel from Murray State University. She is a member of the CEHD Diversity Committee and enjoys working with and supporting CEHD students.

Marie Coma, Graduate Assistant

Marie ComaMarie Coma is excited to join the Minority Teacher Recruitment Project (MTRP) as a Graduate Assistant beginning in February 2016. Marie is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development.  In August 2017, she will begin an internship at Hosparus Grief Counseling Center in New Albany, Indiana.  

As an undergraduate student, Marie attended the University of Pittsburgh where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology. She has been a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT-200) since 2007 and  currently teaches Hatha and Kundalini Yoga classes locally.

Marie loves working with people and is happy to be a part of the MTRP.  She is passionate about education, culture, and physical/mental health and wellness. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, and going for walks, as well as spending time with friends, her husband, Kyle, and their three black and white cats, Boscovs, Omar, and Fela.