Sherry Trainor inspires students throughout 4 decades of teaching


Sherry Trainor (right) hugs Eastern Hancock Elementary School second-grade tutor Alyssa Hunt, who was one of Trainor's students. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

Eastern Hancock Elementary teacher Sherry Trainor stands with her second-grade class. Trainor is retiring after 40 years of teaching. (Photo/Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

CHARLOTTESVILLE — A brood of Eastern Hancock Elementary School second-graders gathered in a jumble around their teacher, Sherry Trainor, singing and dancing an updated version of “The Skeleton Dance,” a musical anatomy lesson, during the last week of school, which also happened to be the last week of Trainor’s 40-year teaching career.

Though impossible to sum up a 40-year career in any endeavor with a single word, if one were pushed, a clear frontrunner would have to be “love.”

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