Sherrie Hopper is the wife of a Memphis Fire Department dispatcher and mother of 3 wonderful children. She was born in Los Angeles, California, but has lived in Memphis for most of her life. Sherrie is a Tiger Football fanatic and has been for years (no bandwagoning here).
Sherrie holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice and a MA in Political Science, with an emphasis in International Law and Public Policy, from the University of Memphis. Currently, she is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Memphis and a full-time high school government, history, and geography teacher in Memphis. Sherrie was Shelby County Commission’s History teacher of the year in 2014 and nominated for the Tennessee Historical Society Teacher of the Year award in 2015 and 2016. She loves to travel abroad with her students because there is nothing better than the global classroom.
Her most recent travels took her to London, Paris, Florence, Assisi, and Rome. She will lead two trips in 2017 to Washington D.C. to the Inauguration and then to Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii.
In the Summer of 2014 the City of Memphis decided to cut the benefits of the city workers. After the 4.6% pay cut, death benefit cuts, and spousal carveout, a group of women, led by Sherrie and other infamous wives of firefighters and police officers, decided to act by organizing a 1200 person protest against the life altering policies. After winning a year insurance extension, she continued to fight the permanent cuts and through the start of the #19Strong Show, she was able to help Retired Officer David Booker and his Wife Kim, restore their promised benefits. Sherrie’s motto is 1 down, 1599 to go.
She continues to fight for the restoration of the benefits that were eventually cut and government accountability through this show and appearing on other shows to educate the citizens of Memphis on the importance of holding our government accountable.