Burke County High School

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Please scroll down the page to see important information about our 2018 BCHS Graduation.

Sherri Barajas

Hello, my name is Sherri Barajas and I have been actively serving in the education field for the past 19 years. I have enjoyed the teaching profession and have a deep appreciation for the opportunity mentor so many young lives.
 
I began my teaching career in Aiken County as the art teacher working between two elementary schools, serving over 2000 students weekly. In 1997 I began teaching in Burke County and for the following twelve years, I served as the art teacher here at the high school. As an artist and teacher, I developed a love of research and enjoyed integrating various technologies and media in my class presentations. I discovered, along with my flare for artistic creativity, I am also quite the techno geek! I guess I would be classified as an artistic geek. I often use technology to create computer-generated images to paint from and I enjoy exploring digital photography, as well as many other technologically expressive media. After careful consideration, I decided to marry these two interests and sought a position as media specialist.
 
Upon graduating from Georgia Southern University with an Instructional Technology, M.Ed. with a Level 5 Certification as a Media Specialist, I was blessed with an opportunity to serve as a media specialist BCHS and have been serving in this capacity for the past 6 years. This has been a great challenge for me and I enjoy it very much! It seems I’ve found a cool way to creatively merge my interest in all these areas and still be involved with students and teachers, but in a more supportive role.
 
Unfortunately, or fortunately, my interests are unquenchable. While working my way through undergraduate school, I taught myself to speak Spanish and discovered a love of languages. I often assisted and tutored Latino children within my circle of family and friends. Because of my interest and community involvement, I decided in 2012 to pursue an additional teaching certification in English Speakers of Other languages and received my ESOL certification in 2014.
 
I also enjoy a very active life outside of my career pursuits also. I am an active artist and enjoy working with adult and budding artists within my community. I love to write poetry, study theology, play bass and acoustic guitar, restore and refinish old furniture, attend art and historic festivals, travel the world and most of all, I love being a grandmother to two adorable youngsters.
 
My School Day
 
During the school day I can usually be found in the Media Center. 
My office hours are from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
Please visit the Media Center Page for  information about the operations, procedures and services the BCHS Media Center provides for teachers and students.  
 
 

Recent Posts

Painting Angel Wings I

I love and continue to paint on a regular basis. More and more, I find myself using technology to enhance my artistic endeavors. In this instance, I used Adobe Premier, a video editing program, to share oil techniques and painting adventures with past students.