HONORARY AWARD FOR FORMER
Director of Education at Lincolnshire County Council is to receive an honorary
doctorate from the University
of Lincoln next week.
Dr Cheryle Berry will join around 180
postgraduate students who will graduate at Lincoln Cathedral on Wednesday 25th
Dr Berry, who is also a
former member of the Board of Governors at the university, is to receive an honorary Doctorate of
Arts for her services to education.
Dr Berry began her career in
teaching in 1971 and from 1984 to 1989 she was headteacher at Gleed Girls’
School in Spalding.
until 1998 she was headteacher at High
in Sheffield, and in 2000 she joined Lincolnshire County Council as Director of
Education and Cultural Services having previously been Corporate Director of
Education and Leisure in Middlesbrough.
been chairman of the Lincolnshire and Rutland
Education Business Partnership, a board member of the Lincolnshire
and Rutland Learning and Skills Council and a board member of Connexions Lincolnshire
She was the
innovator behind the setting up of the first Rural
Academy in England,
launched in October 2001, which promotes lifelong learning using 21st-century
technology to link schools, colleges and universities in the South
started the first Coastal Academy in England
using similar principles to cover East Lindsey and Boston districts. The Gainsborough Academy
was launched in 2004.
She is now
interim Corporate Director for improvement management at Lincolnshire
ceremony will take place at Lincoln Cathedral at 11.30am on Wednesday 25th
January 2006. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.
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