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Dr. Sheila L. Sherman

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Office:  317-862-2411


Dr. Sherman’s career path reflects traditional and non-traditional work experiences. She has over 25 years in K-12 education. Her career began in the automotive industry where she worked for General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company. As a teacher, she taught in Detroit Public Schools for 14 years: elementary, K-8, middle, and high school levels including a CTE position. Her teaching assignments included: English language arts (ELA), gifted and talented ELA, social studies (special education), math, and Spanish. Her administrator experiences include: director of bilingual education (central office) and elementary principal. Dr. Sherman served on Michigan’s MEAP Math and Bias & Sensitivity Committees. She was a participant on the Illinois’ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Advisory Committee IL and Bilingual Advisory Council. Dr. Sherman came to Franklin Township from the Illinois Center for School Improvement. There, she lead 3 teams to support 3 suburban superintendents and their respective leadership teams in strategic planning  in management and operations, learning infrastructure, and district and school continuous improvement. Dr. Sherman received her Doctorate of Philosophy in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University, Education Specialist from Wayne State University, Masters of Education from Cambridge College, and Bachelors of Science from Purdue University’s Knoy School of Technology.

Roles and Responsbilities:

Dr. Sherman’s responsibilities include overseeing and supporting building principals as instructional leaders of their respective schools. In addition, Dr. Sherman facilitates and coaches the Directors of Curriculum, Special Education, and Information Technology; she supports the Supervisor of Analytics and Assessments, and Coordinator of English learner and High Ability Programs. Technology Integration Specialists, Instructional Coaches, and Instructional Assistants are also within this department.  If there are any concerns involving students, the first step is to speak with the building principal to resolve the issue. However, Dr. Sherman is always willing and able to speak with parents and any stakeholder of Franklin Township Community School Corporation; our students are “Prepared for Life’s Possibilities” by a staff who is ‘Creatively Impacting Achievement (CIA)’.