Who is Sheryl?

From left, Jim Hintenach, Sean Murphy, Sheryl Gavaras and Alex Fraumann.

“Books Sheryl Has Never Read” and “Sheryl’s Favorite Foods” were among the categories in a special Sheryl Jeopardy game, a centerpiece of the festivities honoring Sheryl Gavaras, who is retiring as principal of the Matheny School. Gavaras joined the Matheny School in 2002 as project administrator, moving up to director and acting administrator in 2005 and principal in 2007.

At her retirement party at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ, Steve Proctor, president of Matheny, thanked her for her years of “great leadership” while others, notably vice president of operations Chris King and teacher Ken Brucato, skewered her as part of a roast. Although there was deejay for dancing, the musical highlight of the evening was a parody from The Sound of Music sung by vice principal Sean Murphy, phys ed teacher Jim Hintenach and technology coordinator Alex Fraumann.