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Linda Sherrill, Ed.D.

Dean, School of Education
Sayre-Decan Hall
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Professional Experience:
Dean in the School of Education – present
Associate Professor Education, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Mich., 2005-present
Assistant Professor Education, Missouri Baptist University, 2002-2003
Dean of Franklin County Extension, 2003-05
Assistant Professor Education, College of the Ozarks, 2001-02
Superintendent of Schools, Bell City, Mo., 1999-2001
Building Principal Elementary, Richland School Dist., Essex, Mo., 1998-1999
Building Principal Elementary, East Prairie School Dist., East Prairie, Mo., 1993-1998
Administrator/Director Early Childhood Development Center, Dexter, Mo., 1983-1993
Elementary School Teacher, Grades Pk-4, Arnold, Mo. and Malden, Mo., 1972-1983

Professional Activities:
Michigan Reading Association
Michigan Professors of Literacy Coalition

Strategies and Rationale for Effective Parent Involvement
Presented to Faculty and Parent University
DaVinci Elementary School
Fall 2006
Teacher/Learner: Walking in Both Shoes
Presentation at the Michigan Education Association Professional Development Conference
December 1, 2006
Understanding the Effects of Poverty on Youth
Conference Leader, Staff Development Retreat, PowerHouse Youth Center
Washington, Ind.
January 19-20, 2007


  • Ed.D.: St. Louis University
  • Ed. Specialist : Southeast Missouri State University
  • M.A.: Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S.: Greenville College

Awards & Honors

Harvard Principal's Academy, 1997

Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Department of Education Leadership Academy