Sherri Lee McCrill

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Dr. Sherri Lee McCrill, née Martin, was born June 22nd, 1962 in Denver, Colorado to Larry and Margaret Martin and grew up in the Denver area. She graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1980, then went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Education from Northern Colorado University in 1983, a Master’s degree from Lesley College and a second Master’s from Metro State in Denver. Driven by her passion for education, she then got a Doctorate in Distance Learning.

She married Steve Young in July of 1983, with whom she had two children: Nick and Jess. She later remarried in July of 2001 to Doug McCrill.

She began her career in the Aurora Public School District, where she would go on to touch the hearts and lives of thousands of students throughout her 30+ year career that ended at Gateway High School. She started as an Elementary School Teacher, then a District Technology Training Manager, and finally wrapping up her APSD career as a Media Specialist, from which she retired. However, she continued educating as a Substitute Teacher and Media Specialist at various schools.

She was a driven woman who had many passions and hobbies that included quilting and sewing, reading, caring for animals, crafting and wearing her own costumes for conventions, baking and cooking, traveling, gardening, scrapbooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devout Christian who was baptized with her husband in May of 2018 at Woodmen Church.

She is survived by her son Nick, her daughter Jess (Trevor), her grandchildren Jayden and Adrian, her father Larry, her brother Ken and his daughter Emma, and her brother Lewis (Dawn) and their children Lisa, Jamie, Levi, Alex, and Hunter, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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  1. My deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of Mrs. McCrill. I will always remember how kind she was when I was a student at Gateway. While I am saddened that she is no longer with us, I am happy that she touched the lives of so many students. Rest In Peace, Mrs. McCrill.

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