Child Actor Prepares to Travel Abroad

by KATIE MCKEE

May 15, 2014

Learning stunt moves from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s choreographer isn’t in the cards for most 9 year olds. But for TTUISD student Webber Sherman, it’s just another stepping-stone to his dream.

Since he started one year ago, the 9-year-old Katy, Texas, native has been on the fast track to becoming a professional actor.

From a young age, Webber dreamed of acting, but he and his mother, Keri, both knew it wasn’t an option until they found a solution to the unexcused school absences Webber would rack up by traveling.

Keri searched for a solution and found Texas Tech University Independent School District (TTUISD). It was exactly what she was looking for, and she enrolled Webber on Sept. 1, 2013.

With the flexibility of TTUISD, Webber has starred in one film, attends a weekly acting class, and has time to travel and audition.

Now, Webber will travel to Canada to take a stunt class, where he’ll learn the basics of stunt choreography, and add another skillset to his growing resume.

For Keri, this means taking Webber’s daily lessons, which usually take place in an in-home classroom, and compiling them into a rolling bin she takes wherever they go. Organization, she said, is key to succeed in TTUISD’s full-time program.

Before enrolling in TTUISD, Keri said her main concern was helping Webber through the more advanced lessons.

“I’m not a teacher,” she said. “I wasn’t trained to be a teacher. I love that I can open the curriculum and it says (what to do). It tells me what to say and that gives me confidence.”

With big plans on the horizon, and even bigger dreams, Webber is excited to begin his professional career.

“My big dream is to get an award,” Webber said. “I don’t really care what kind, a music award, an Oscar, I don’t care what but that’s my goal.”

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