Fellowship Placement: Jobs for the Future
Education: M.P.P., University of Chicago; M.A.T., American University; M.A.T., American University; B.A., Brown University
Current Position: Senior Consultant, American Institute for Research
Sheri began her career as a second grade teacher at Stanton Elementary School in the Southeast area of Washington, DC, a high-poverty, under-resourced community. She joined the teaching profession as a Corps Member with Teach for America, and she was able to effect academic gains of 1 ' 1.5 years for many of her students. While at Stanton, she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from American University and held several leadership roles at the school. Sheri then moved to Community Academy Public Charter School, also in Washington, DC, where she taught first grade for one year, demonstrating similar achievement gains. Before returning to graduate school, Sheri spent the summer in at Teach for America's Summer Institute in the South Bronx, where she prepared fifteen new Corps Members for their role as teachers. Sheri currently works as the Project Manager in the Office for Human Capital for Chicago Public Schools' Excellence in Teaching Project which aids schools in adopting the Framework for Teaching.