While Sherri is a native Coloradoan, she spent most of her life in the Pacific Northwest. She fell in love with Telluride while visiting friends during the winter holidays and has returned to her Rocky roots to further explore the beauty of Colorado.
Sherri has her B.A. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University’s Huxley Environmental College in Bellingham, Wa. During her time there she taught outdoor school on Orcas Island and learned to guide groups through the Cascade mountains of Washington. Wanting to spread her passion for the natural world to the regular education classroom, Sherri got her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregan. Since then she has been teaching and spreading her love for science for 11 years in grades 4 and Kindergarten in a small town outside of Portland, Oregon. During her time teaching in Oregon, she was a regional director for the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA), director of Camp Invention for several years, and organized the local school Science Fair.
In the summer of 2018, Sherri and family moved to the Telluride area to begin a new adventure. She worked as a Program Instructor at the Pinhead Institute, designing and teaching science lessons to local students. She also taught as a substitute teacher for the Telluride School District as well as TMS. Sherri fell in love with the Telluride Mountain School Community and is overjoyed to be a part of such a unique and inspirational school that so closely aligns with her teaching philosophy.
When she’s not working, you’ll find her adventuring outdoors with her husband and son. She loves combining her passion for community outreach with her love of traveling. In her younger years, she volunteered her time teaching English in a small school in Mexico, working on organic farms in Ireland (as part of WWOOF), and more recently fundraised school supplies to distribute during her travels to Peru. Sherri also loves backpacking, hiking, reading, and practicing yoga.
PreK-12 Independent School