York County Coast Star Recognizes Two "Movers and Shakers" from Sanford


December 28, 2018

David Theoharides and Sherry Lord have been selected as 2018 Two of Sanford's own have been honored in the York County Coast Star newspaper's annual "Movers and Shakers" edition, which recognizes people who "work hard, show tremendous commitment, and make a positive impact on their communities."

Sanford Schools Superintendent David Theoharides, who has been in the position since 2011 and will be retiring at the end of this year, was Sanford's first honoree. Theoharides has spent a great deal of his time over the past several years overseeing the construction of Sanford's new integrated high school and technical center, and getting the elementary and middle school renovation project under way. At the grand opening ceremony for the new high school in October, Theoharides was recognized for his commitment and hard work on the project by a plaque dedicating and naming the Agora staircase and gathering area in the new school in his honor.

The second honoree from Sanford was Sherry Lord, the Executive Assistant to Sanford's City Manager. Sherry is an often-unsung hero who works hard every day to keep things running smoothly at City Hall. She has been working there since 2011. This year, she went above and beyond even her usual efforts, leading a committee of dedicated volunteers to help organize events and festivities throughout the year to celebrate Sanford's 250th anniversary. Under her leadership, Sanford residents were able to ice skate in Central Park last winter; they danced to great music at a barn dance in July; and they enjoyed great brews and street food at the community's first ever brew-fest and food truck festival, Sanford on Tap, in August. The event was such a success that a second annual festival is already being planned for 2019.

Read more about Sanford's two "Movers and Shakers" in the full Coast Star articles about David Theoharides and about Sherry Lord.