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My name is Sherry Lynn Bacot Joiner. I have lived in the western part of Harnett County, N.C. since I was five years old. I attended elementary school at Johnsonville, middle school at Benhaven, and graduated from Western Harnett High School. So as you can imagine, I've witnessed huge changes in the area. I use to ride horses on the land that Heritage Village, Carolina Hills, Carolina Lakes, and Linden Oaks now sit, long before developers even thought about building on those sites. Other than a couple of "mom and pop" gas stations/country stores, the nearest stores were in Spring Lake and Sanford.
I have been married 34 years to my wonderful husband, Terry. I have three amazing children, Aaron, Joshua, and Rebekah. I was a stay at home mom until the day I walked my daughter, the youngest, to kindergarten. That day I knew that I needed to find something to do to fill my days. So, I decided to enroll in college. It wasn't long until I knew that I wanted to teach. I graduated Cum Laude from St. Andrews University, formerly known as St. Andrews Presbyterian College. I taught 2nd grade for one year and 4th grade for 16 years. And here I am, doing what I love to do.....only now with 5th grade for the third year! I'm beyond excited about all this year has in store. I know that I was called to teach and so I give everything I have to this passion of mine!
Standing (left to right): Terry, me and Aaron
Bottom (left to right): Joshua and Rebekah
MY BEST FRIEND
In 2014, Aaron and Joshua were diagnosed with a progressive disease called
Niemann Pick C.