Sheri was born and raised in Ashland, graduating from Ashland High School in the early 80’s. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elem. Ed. from Southern Oregon University; her MS in Ed. Administration from Portland State University; and her Administrators License from Lewis and Clark College in Portland. Teaching in the intermediate grades for Beaverton and Hillsboro School Districts for 18 years, she focused much of her personal professional development on Talented and Gifted or Language Arts training.
Moving their family from the Portland area back to her Southern Oregon roots, Sheri decided to stay home “chasing short people,” though stayed current on educational practice by presenting professional development workshops for the Southern Oregon ESD on Classroom Management, Differentiating Instruction and Curriculum Mapping.
In 2003, Concordia University in Portland hired her as an adjunct professor later and as MAT Assistant Program Director of the Medford cohort. During her 11 year tenure, she has enjoyed teaching Children’s Literature, Classroom Management, Basic Teaching Skills, Language Arts and Social Studies Methods, and most recently, Social Studies, Science and the Arts in a face-to-face setting. Recently venturing into the online realm as well, Sheri facilitated a Community of Learners course to online M.Ed students located across the nation. Preparing stellar educators by giving them excellent instructional skills and strategies for the classroom is a personal goal of hers.
Sheri joined Pro Ed Resources in 2013 as a mentor to first and second year teachers in collaboration with Southern Oregon Education Service District and the Oregon Department of Education Mentoring Grant. Her primary focus is to promote and support professional development that refines instructional practice, hones management skills, and has a positive impact on student learning.
She spends her free time with her husband Philip and her two girls, Olivia and Mikayla. You will also find her directing children’s musicals, reading well-crafted children’s literature; beautifying and creating in her garden, and she hopes one day to write a