Sheri is a New York State Credentialed Trainer, awarded by the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Sheri specializes in the healthy development of children and families. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies: Birth- Age 5. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Social Work at Keuka College and is in her 2nd year of the program.
Sheri began her career as a preschool teacher. After ten years in the classroom, she became a mentor and early childhood educator. In this role, Sheri mentored early childhood staff pursuing a Child Development Associate Certificate (CDA) and offered various training programs throughout the Capital District.
Fostering resilience has been at the heart of the work she does. Sheri takes a strengths-based approach; her goal is for children, families, and professionals to work together to reach their fullest potential.
Upon graduation, Sheri plans to specialize in therapeutic services for young children through adolescence. She looks forward to using her child development knowledge and understanding of cognitive processes and social-emotional development to promote awareness and understanding of mental health conditions essential for combating stigma.
Sheri sees parents/caregivers as active partners in enhancing their child’s progress and overall well-being. She aims to provide innovative solutions that promote dignity, autonomy, and mental health among diverse populations. With this combination of parent/caregiver involvement, individualized attention, personalized treatment plans, and a safe, supportive environment, children and families can improve their coping skills, become more resilient, and reach their fullest potential.
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