Sheryl Odorizzi

Sheryl Odorizzi


Lubbock Independent School District

Lubbock, TX USA


My road in life has taken me all over.
Graduating from high school, I was more interested in what was going on with other people who were not yet in college, a.k.a. a boyfriend, that I flunked out. I was not dedicated enough or mature.
I was married young and began having children. I will never regret my children, but I wanted better for them.
I held many positions in various businesses. Without a college degree, I was limited.
I stayed home with my children while they were young and I have many wonderful memories of this, no regrets.
I graduated in August 2000 with my bachelor's degree, but staying home and being a single parent hurt me career-wise.
I had a position with Texas Tech that was a step towards getting my life together and providing for my children, then I had the car accident.
In June 2020, I returned to Texas Tech to pursue my master's degree, and realized I had found my niche. I wanted it all, including my doctorate.
I have began teaching at Lubbock High School to gain experience in the classroom. I want to teach in college eventually.



I teach students in grades 9-12 in Family and Consumer Sciences CTE programs.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

I have four different classes that I teach at Lubbock High School. My day of work starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. I have students in grades 9-12, and each one is unique. My classes in order are Introduction to Culinary Arts, Principles of Human Services (3, 4, 7), Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness / Interpersonal Communication, Career Preparation 1. I will also have training station visits to my students in the Career Preparation 1 course.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Education or Major Interest


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You're not smart enough to go to college. You're too old to return to college and graduate. You need to major in something that suits your gender."

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues