Dr Cheryle Berry
Honorary Doctorate - 1998
Dr Berry taught for 30 years, including 15 years as a headteacher of large secondary schools. From 1989 to 1998, she was headteacher at High Storrs School in Sheffield and greatly enjoyed working with Sheffield Hallam University on research projects, leadership programmes and graduate teacher placements.
Dr Berry then moved to local Government and was director of education in Middlesbrough and director of education and cultural services in Lincolnshire. During that time she chaired the Teachers International Professional Development Group for the DCSF.
In response to the tsunami disaster, she formed a charity called School Aid Network which worked with 3000 schools, raising £1.3 million for the Disaster Fund aiming to improve the education, health and safety of children around the world.
Dr Berry is a Trustee of several other charities including The Carers Federation, Childrens Links and The Sir Joseph Banks Society. Her hobby is running marathons, having completed 10 London Marathons and one New York all for different charities.