Meet the Principal

Message from the Principal

It is an honor to serve our beautiful Sheppard Community! Every day I look forward to all of the meaningful work, effective instruction, and opportunities to team around student achievement. Only through collaborative teams will we lead our students to reach their highest academic, social, and emotional success. I look forward to the opportunity to work with your families to directly support our children throughout this important transitional time in their lives.   

I began my service in education as a teacher in the Franklin-McKinley school district in 1993.  I spent six years in the district as an elementary and middle school teacher.  In 1999 I joined a non-profit in partnership with Intel to develop curriculum and train teachers around the world on how to best integrate technology in eduction.  It was an amazing experience.  In 2012 I returned to the classroom in Alum Rock.  For the past 11 years I have spent my time as a classroom teacher, special education teacher, instructional coach, and now Principal.

Jennifer Doherty
William L. Sheppard Middle School