Barajas, Sherri » Sherri Barajas

Sherri Barajas

Hello. My name is Sherri Barajas, and I have been actively serving in the education field for the past 29 years. I have enjoyed the teaching profession and deeply appreciate the opportunity to mentor so many young lives.
I began my teaching career in Aiken County as an art teacher working between two elementary schools, serving over 2000 students weekly. In 1997. I began teaching in Burke County and served as the art teacher here at the high school for the following twelve years. 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, that 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 enjoy exploring digital photography and many other technologically expressive media. After careful consideration, I decided to marry these two interests and sought a position as a 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 at BCHS and have served in this capacity for the past 16 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. Later, I went on to earn a reading endorsement certification and enjoy working to raise literacy awareness. 
I also enjoy a very active life outside of my career pursuits. I am an active artist and enjoy working with adult and budding artists within my community. I love to ride motorcycles, write poetry, study theology, play bass and acoustic guitar, restore and refinish old furniture, attend art and historical festivals, travel the world, and most of all, I love being a grandmother to three adorable youngsters.
My School Day - During the school day, I can usually be found in the Media Center. My office hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 
After School Assistance/Tutorial - I will make myself available to tutor any student, in any subject area, from dismissal at 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Students staying in the media center after school may not ride the athletic buses home and should arrange to be picked up promptly at 4 P.M. 
Operations, Procedures & Services - Please visit the Media Center Page for information about the operationsprocedures, and services the BCHS Media Center provides for teachers and students.
Supplies - As a fundraiser for our Media Center, we have a Tech Store that contains a varied collection of supplies such as jump drives, earbuds, notebook paper, highlighters, pens, pencils, index cards, sheet protectors, etc.


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.