Sherrie has been a little bit of everything in the field of education: a classroom teacher, staff developer, assistant director of education in a hospital/homebound program, site coordinator for the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program housed at Loyola University, New Orleans and pre-Katrina, a staff developer in the Orleans Parish school system and a community advocate for the academic, health, social and emotional needs of children and adults. As an anti-bias and non-violence educator for more than twenty years, she has facilitated workshops for educators both in the United States and abroad.

Sherrie began her teaching career at Lesley University more than eighteen years ago in the Conflict Resolution and Peaceable Schools program. She has served as national and adjunct faculty, course mentor for instructors teaching EEDUC 6128 Dimensions of Equity and as a content specialist in the redesign of EEDUC 6125 and EEDUC 6128 for online instruction. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that we lead and learn together and that as educators we educate both the heart and mind.

She is the co-author of A Leaders Guide: The Courage to Be Yourself published by Free Spirit Press. Her most recent presentations include a workshop on culturally appropriate assessment for educators held at the Louisiana Department of Education’s Dyslexia Conference; an anti-bias education workshop for high school students and their faculty sponsors in the Marathon Florida school system; and professional development workshops focused on school culture change, discipline, school improvement, conflict resolution, and mediation training at My Own Neighborhood Charter School in Queens, New York and PS 149 and 151 in the Bronx, New York. As a lifelong learner, Sherrie pursued doctoral studies at Lesley University in the area of Adult Learning and Development.

Education

Bachelors in Elementary and Special Education and Masters in Counselor Education, University of New Orleans
Certificate of Advanced Graduate study, Capella University