Sherre A. Padgett, Ed.S.
Founder, Author, Consultant
S P E C S founder, Sherre Padgett, is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana (B.S. biology / pre-med with a minor in chemistry), University of Alabama at Birmingham (M.A. in biology education), Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, (Ed.S. in Educational Leadership), and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) in Educational Leadership at Liberty University. She taught secondary biology courses for eight years and subsequently worked in recruitment and academic support for Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics. She has consulted for many clients, including Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, Wall Street 21st Century Community Learning Center, Ready for College, Inc., AAMEN College Prep Program, and The LITE Tutoring Program, and continues to utilize her experience and perspective to empower success for her clients. She has several published works, including an in-depth article on success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, which may be found at USA Today College Online.
Mrs. Padgett founded Sherre Padgett Education Consulting Services (SPECS) in 2010. Well respected in her field, she quickly became the person of choice, in her region, to consult on educational matters. Through continued success in her ACT tutoring, and tutoring for other standardized tests, she has developed a system of teaching specialized exam strategies that cause parents and students to travel for hours, over multiple weekends, to take advantage of weekend individual tutoring slots and boot camps made available for out-of-town students.
Mrs. Padgett has a passion for teaching. She cares about each student and family that she serves. It is her desire to instill a love for learning in each student, and create critical thinkers and life-long learners. As the founder and ultimate visionary for S P E C S, she recruits only the most progressive, intuitive minds for the
S P E C S team. She thinks of S P E C S as one big happy family, featuring the team, students and parents we serve, and the school systems, colleges, and organizations that partner with S P E C S. Mrs. Padgett thinks of S P E C S as a living organism, ever evolving and ever growing.
Mrs. Padgett is also an accomplished vocalist, musician, and songwriter. She serves as Minister of Music at her local church and also offers voice lessons through the S P E C S Music & Arts Program.