Sherry's Sayonara

by Gamble
(Moore, SC, USA)

Sherry has retired !

Sherry has retired !

Sherry has retired ! Ken and Sherry together forever ! Maddie is a winner ! Russ tugs at grandma's heartstrings !

Our work with you has produced fond friendships, lasting memories and shared battles as we trudged through many years of paperwork!
We will forever admire you for your professionalism, your passion for children, and your calm, friendly demeanor.
Although we will no longer be your colleagues, we will always be your friends.
You are one class act and you deserve a relaxing retirement !

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Nov 01, 2013
Nice Comments in Farwell Words..
by: Anonymous

Happy Retirement..

I liked the way ur colleagues has bid the Retirement Farewell.. :)

I wish now u spend Ur time with all ur grandchildren :) and all ur children, grand children take pleasure of you......

Happy Retirement Once again :)

Nov 01, 2013
by: Ru-an Yang

I hope that you enjoy everything your retirement has to offer!

Nov 01, 2013
Happy Retirement!
by: Staci Sizemore

Congratulations on your retirement! Wishing you fun-filled days with your friends and family! Enjoy!

Nov 01, 2013
by: Amanda Harrison

So happy for you! I hope your retirement is filled with joy and relaxation! You deserve it! Congratulations again!


Nov 01, 2013
I’m a Speech Therapist. This is what I do
by: Anonymous

“I’m a speech-language pathologist – SLP”, I said
“Who? What do you do to earn your bread?”
“Well, I talk, I speak…and that’s what I do…
Looks like you have not the slightest clue!”

I wake up each morning with a big smile
Feeling awesomeness about treading every mile
And along my path, I meet the young and old
Helping them overcome their communication challenges as their skills unfold.

To my young kiddos, I play a silly clown
Sharing laughs as I jump up and down
Natural fun opportunities for communication I create
I teach parents how to be a good play mate
“Follow their lead” is what I often say
They will learn to communicate if they enjoy your play!

I help those who don’t sound very clear
I offer intense practice to which they must adhere
I work with those who stutter and struggle to say what they say
Building communicative confidence all along the way!
I teach good use of one’s voice
Eliminating patterns that cause the vocal folds to make noise!

For those who’ve had a head injury or suffered from a stroke
For those who while eating food, often cough and choke
An SLP is someone who can help you
Restoring the quality of life as you learn skills anew!
Using your interests to do what you want to do
We build communication with goals tailored to you.

We counsel, we research, and we teach
In multiple settings we can be reached
We work hard so our clients can achieve their communication goals
As we take on one too many roles.
There’s always something different, always something new
And like you can tell…‘talking’ is not the only thing we do!
Yes we are SLP’s and for that we are proud
To serve with dedication and integrity we have vowed.

Written by: Nisha Balakrishnan M.A. SLP

Nov 01, 2013
Happy Retirement!!
by: Kate

Wish you all the best in retirement. Enjoy every minute especially with that grandbaby! We will miss you!

Nov 01, 2013
by: Mary Pearson

Hi! This is one of the triplets.
I hope you are enjoying your retirement.
I miss your friendship and your smile.
Have a great & relaxing retirement.
Love you!

Nov 01, 2013
Happy Happy!!
by: Anonymous

I am glad that I got moved from Kindergarten to DD so that I could get to know you better! I am so happy that you are able to enjoy your retirement! I know you will love being able to be with your furry babies more!

We will always be able to share "knee" stories!! Hope yours continues to do well!!

Lots of love and good wishes!!


Nov 01, 2013
Happy Retirement!
by: Angie Wells

Sherry, ENJOY this new season of life! You really deserve it!! Much love and many blessings!

Nov 01, 2013
Happy Retirement!
by: Lacy Melvin


Congratulations on your retirement! I hope you are able to enjoy spending time with those you care about most and doing exactly what you want to do! Keep in touch and come visit :)

Nov 01, 2013
You are missed!
by: Julie Henderson

I am so happy for you! I know you are enjoying your time at home with your sweet family and four-legged babies. We miss you very much in our little department. I always knew that I depended on you a lot for advice and paperwork issues, but I never knew how much until you were gone! I catch myself all the time thinking, "Let me go ask, Sherry" when I have an issue. Please know that you are missed, and please come visit. Congratulations again!

Nov 01, 2013
by: Michel Baker


Nov 01, 2013
Well Deserved !
by: Cheryl

Congratulations on your retirement. It seems so odd not to see you walking down the hallways or sitting at the table with us during faculty meetings. We miss you immensely, but you certainly deserve a break from all of the paperwork ! Enjoy this well-deserved long term vacation. Remember, retirement is not the end. It is the beginning of the next chapter in your life and knowing you, I'm sure you have many books to write. It has been great working with you over the years. Stay in touch.

Nov 01, 2013
Now you get to do what YOU want to do!
by: Holly

Hey Sherry,

We all miss you, but we are selfish. Now you have the time to do the things you didn't have time to do before. This is a GREAT time in your life! Enjoy those dogs! Congrats to Cutter. I want to watch him at Westminster in February!

Nov 01, 2013
So Happy for You!
by: Patti

I sure do miss my next door neighbor!!
I know you are so glad you made this decision to go ahead and retire. I hope you continue with good health and enjoy all that retirement has to offer!

Nov 01, 2013
Miss U
by: Karen C.

Enjoy your retirement to the fullest. Eat, Drink and be Merry. Enjoy your family and the animals, sleep late. Do things when you went to. ENJOY.....ENJOY.....ENJOY. I wish you health and happiness.

Nov 01, 2013
the next part of Sherry!
by: Jerri Wilkes

You are greatly missed, but imagine, even BabyNet go on without you! But you, as a truly splendid friend, cannot be replicated!

Happiness always, in all things! Jerri

Nov 01, 2013
Happy Retirement!
by: Mary Cunningham

Sherry I am so happy for you! Please enjoy yourself and your family. You are truly missed and I love you Girl!

Nov 01, 2013
Best Wishes!
by: Ms. Pinckney

I am new to River Ridge but I'd like to send you my best wishes:-))Congratulations!

Nov 01, 2013
This is not good-bye!
by: Nona

Well, Sherry, I guess we'll just have to meet up at dog shows and get-togethers! I'll miss seeing your smiling face at District functions and, of course, at SCSHA! You'll have to come with us just for old times sake! It was my lucky day when I signed that contract at District 5 and found you as my friend.

I'll try to join you in retirement as soon as I can!

Nov 01, 2013
My Dearest Friend
by: Donna Groves

You will be missed more then you will ever imagine.
Have a fabulous retirement and let's toast to the best days ever being ahead for you. Here's to a fabulous future full of fun, excitement and many new adventures. LOVE YOU!

Nov 01, 2013
Whooo Hoooo!!!!!!
by: Suzanne

Hope you enjoy your days of late mornings on the porch in your slippers, sipping coffee and listening to the dogs barking. You've earned it! Don't be a stranger. Congratulations on a job superbly done!

Nov 03, 2013
Best Wishes!
by: Kristy Garrett

Wishing you the best in your retirement. Enjoy your extra time with your family and your dogs.

Nov 03, 2013
Happy Retirement!
by: Jennifer Eitel

Enjoy your time with family and friends! I miss seeing your smiling face at River Ridge!

Nov 03, 2013
by: Debbie Richardson

To everything, there is a season!! This is your season to enjoy every moment of a well deserved rest!! I'll miss your willingness to always help me with all things " special ed-ese"! Thanks for that and know how much you are missed!
God's Blessings,

Nov 04, 2013
Enjoy it!
by: Corrie

Enjoy every minute of this much deserved retirement! We SLPs miss you in D5, not only your expertise, but your presence! Thank you for all of your support over the years, and answering my many questions along the way! I could not have had a better mentor than YOU! Love you! Corrie

Nov 04, 2013
Retirement Blessings
by: Christy Emerson

Dear Sherry, It's time to publish all of your Kylie the Corgie stories that John and Will loved so much as preschoolers! Have so much fun as a retiree and enjoy all that life has to offer! Always know how much you are missed at River Ridge! Many blessings to you as you begin this new journey. Much love, Christy Emerson

Nov 05, 2013
Best Wishes
by: Mandy Edwards

I hope your retirement is full of wonderful new experiences! Congratulations!

Nov 06, 2013
Thank you!!!!
by: Glenda Bigby

Thank you for all you have done for our students at River Ridge over the years!! I appreciate you so much and know you deserve this special time at home with your family and friends!! Enjoy being with that precious grandson!!

Keep in touch with us!!

Nov 06, 2013
by: Dan

I hope you enjoy your retirement. I enjoyed working with you!

Nov 06, 2013
by: Jennifer H.

Congratulations on your Retirement!
It's well deserved for sure.
Hope you get to enjoy every minute God
gives you with your family and your
pups. Don't be a stranger now.
Come by and see us when you can.

Best Wishes Now and Always,
Jennifer Harrison :)

Nov 06, 2013
Congrats Sherry!
by: Anna

This is such a fun and exciting new journey! I hope you enjoy your time with your family, dogs, and just relaxing!

Nov 06, 2013
by: Mollie

Congratulations, Sherry! Enjoy every moment! I enjoyed all the time we worked together. Mollie

Nov 06, 2013
Happy Retirement!
by: Molly

Enjoy your puppies and grandbaby!

Nov 06, 2013
by: Katie Aleman

Enjoy your time!

Nov 06, 2013
Happy Retirement
by: Kaye Arnold

Hope you are enjoying your retirement!

Nov 06, 2013
Woo Hoo
by: Sandra

You certainly have earned your retirement! So happy for you. I miss you and love you. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!
Happy Retirement!!!!

Nov 06, 2013
by: Nancy Henderson

Hoping you enjoy your free time! Relax and have fun.

Nov 06, 2013
by: Tiffany Jones

Happy Retirement!! We will miss you.

Nov 06, 2013
Happy Retirement!
by: Marise Sizemore

May your retirement days be filled with much happiness,love,good health, and the occasional adventure! Congratulations and best wishes!


Nov 06, 2013
I will miss you!
by: Julie Scott


When school started this year and I didn't see your smiling face I was very sad. We have shared many stories through the years and I have enjoyed hearing about your dogs. I will miss you here at RRES, but I know that this will be a wonderful time for you. Relax and try to enjoy what life has to offer you-you deserve the very best!!

Nov 06, 2013
by: Sheri Sexton Freeman

Congrats and Have FUN with KEN!!!! LOL

Love you,

Nov 06, 2013
Lucky Duck!
by: Anonymous

You lucky duck!
I know the children are going to miss you and so will I! I will always remember you on our birthday! Love, Suzi

Nov 07, 2013
A New Chapter
by: Donna Williams

So, you turn a page and discover that a new chapter follows in this story of your life. A chapter full of surprises, twists and turns, and new adventures awaits you. I know you will turn each page and meet each new day as you have always, with a smile and anticipation for what lies ahead for you. But this time, you get to author more of the story for yourself! Enjoy this chapter of your life and look fondly back on the memories of your chapter with us.

Missing you,
Donna Williams

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