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.

 

Tytianna Wells,  MTRP Graduate Assistant

Tytiann Wells

Tytianna Wells is a Ph.D. Candidate in Curriculum & Instruction from Detroit, Michigan. Her educational background includes a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Pan-African Studies and a Master of Arts in Pan-African Studies from the University of Louisville. Tytianna is the author of seven books. Her dissertation explores the history of independent Black schools and the emergence of the Black homeschool movement in the United States. She is an SREB- State Doctoral Scholar, Holmes Scholar, and Presidential Diversity Scholar. Tytianna is excited to support the mission and objectives of MTRP as a Graduate Assistant.