• Bearcat Parent Academy is a series of educational events designed to provide families with information and resources on a variety of topics that reinforce healthy behaviors and promote student success.

Parenting in a Digital World

  • Sherman ISD hosted Parenting in a Digital World in April 2024 to share information on the following topics:

    • Online Safety and Laws
    • Privacy and Personal Information
    • Pornography
    • Human Trafficking and Stranger Danger
    • And More

    Meet the Panel

    Headshot Photo of Sierra Moore


    Sierra Moore has been in law enforcement for 10 years. She is currently an Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the North Texas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 



    Headshot Photo of Summer Junior

    Summer Junior works as the Development and Outreach Coordinator at the Grayson County Children’s Advocacy Center, where she coordinates and delivers prevention education programs for children and adults across Grayson County. She has worked directly with young people who have experienced abuse for the past 8 years, and is committed to preventing child abuse and promoting personal safety. 



    Heath Wester, Headshot Photo

    Heath Wester has been the Chief of Police for the Sherman ISD Police Department since 2021. Before coming to SISD, he served as a Lieutenant for the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, where he led the Criminal Investigations Division, and worked as a Criminal Investigations detective for Grand Prairie Police Department. Chief Wester values the relationships his department builds with students and families and is committed to keeping Sherman schools safe and secure.



    Alinda Maxwell, Headshot Photo

    Alinda Maxwell currently teaches In-School Suspension at Piner Middle School. She has lived in Sherman for 35 years and graduated from the Austin College Teacher Program in 1994. She also owns and operates Maxwell’s Tae Kwon Do. Her husband is a retired Piner teacher and their children all attended Sherman schools. Alinda has seen firsthand the dangers of online predators.