Sherry received a Bachelor of Public Administration from Point Park University and was designated as a Texas Certified Public Manager® in 2015 and received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler in December 2018. She began her local government career as the Gladewater administrative assistant in February 2000 and was promoted to bookkeeper within two years. Sherry transitioned to the city secretary, finance director, and human resource director for the City of White Oak in 2008 and was appointed assistant city manager in June 2016.
Sherry and her husband Jody have been married since 2001 and have two daughters, one son, and three grandchildren. Jody and Sherry are currently experiencing the empty nest syndrome and both enjoy fishing and gardening.