Mr. Ed Sheridan. Educator, poet, and coach for over 40 years, will be forever remembered by everyone he has taught. He knows every student by their real name as well as the name he makes up for them. He has given the outhouse speech and grab a gear speech thousands of times. His students still remember that speech and many have used it with their own children (and sometimes grandchildren). When it comes to building effective relationships with students and understanding adolescent development, there is no one on the planet that understands that more. Never one to be quiet or hold his opinion back, Ed has always fought for what is best for students. He has many characteristics that make him great for students, first and foremost he cares about all students. Secondly, he truly understands what students are going through during the tumultuous years of adolescences. Thirdly, he has seen it all in his career….
He greets the students everyday down in the commons, even when he does not have commons duty. He shows up at their games and is never too busy to give them some advice. He provides balance to the busy world of teaching. Beginning his teaching career on November 17, 1975 while bringing home a mere $6,800 a year and $512.00 a month, Ed always put others before himself and never did this for the money. His growth mindset for the past 41 years has allowed him to stay hungry and make positive impressions on both his students and athletes. Many referees remember Coach Sheridan as a demanding coach that was never afraid to let anyone know how he felt about the calls or performance of his teams, but at the end of the day, it was always about becoming a better person and grabbing another skill to progress through the game of life. With all of this in mind, we proudly recommend Douglas Middle School’s Ed Sheridan for the CCSD1 staff spotlight!