Social Emotional Learning Coordinator
Ann grew up in the Midwest, but after receiving a BS in Social Work at Purdue University, her heart quickly led her to the rugged mountains of the West. Ann counselled teenagers in West Texas and then completed a Masters in Sociology (specializing in Conflict Resolution and Diversity Issues) at CU-Boulder.
Always questioning, continually working to build strong community supports for kids and families, enthralled with what the natural world has to teach us, Ann has lived off grid for decades, worked to bring heart, soul and critical thinking to the educational system, taught Sociology courses at CU, brought the Parent Engagement Network model to Nederland, raised two children, and continues to be passionate about creating more peaceful and just ways of living together.
As Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, Ann Sherman taught Social Emotional skills to K – 5 students at Nederland Elementary School from 2015 -2020. She continues to support schoolwide implementation of Social Emotional Learning, and currently sends activities and parenting tips home to NES families in the weekly Mountain Memo. Parents can find a whole host of parenting articles that support their child’s social emotional development on the Mountain Strong Families Facebook Page or visit https://ParentingMattersInNed.