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Sherman, Valerie

Valerie Sherman

Director, The Partnership for Rural Educator Preparation (T-PREP) Pathways
  • School of Education & Human Development

Valerie Sherman joined the School of Education and Human Development as Director of The Partnership for Rural Educator Preparation Pathways (T-PREP) in 2021 from the Colorado Center for Rural Education at the University of Northern Colorado, where she served as the Center’s rural education coordinator.

Dr. Sherman brings more than 15 years experience in education to CU Denver, working as a 4th grade elementary classroom teacher, reading specialist and literacy coach, and teacher educator at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her expertise is in rural educator pathways, literacy, and multi-tiered system of supports.

Valerie’s hobbies include spoiling one of the Sherman dogs, walking, and laughing. She also enjoys exploring and traveling with her husband, Scott.

Areas of Expertise

  • rural educator pathways
  • literacy
  • multi-tiered system of supports

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BA University of Colorado Boulder (1992)
  • MA University of Colorado Denver (2007)
  • PhD University of Northern Colorado (2017)

Professional Teacher Licenses

  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Reading Teacher (K-12)


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