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Dr. Sherri Zimmerman

Biography:

Dr. Sherri Zimmerman, who teaches graduate courses, is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at UWF’s Emerald Coast Campus.

Zimmerman is a former schoolteacher, principal and superintendent, providing plenty of first-hand experience for her classes on School Law, Leadership in Education: Theory to Practice, and The Principalship.

 Zimmerman wrote a book, “Handbook of Certification Requirements for School Administrators,” as well as numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Publishers of her work include The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Journal of Research in Education, The American Association of School Administrators, and Journal of Genetic Psychology.

In her research, Zimmerman has studied effective in-school suspension, effective teacher evaluation strategies, the hiring of educational leaders, perceptual sensitivity in infants, and other topics.

She has twice won the Outstanding Instructor Award at UWF’s Emerald Coast campus.

Zimmerman has four degrees: A Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. Louis University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision, a M.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision, and a B.S. in Home Economics, all from Western Illinois University.

Degrees & Institutions:

Zimmerman received a bachelor's degree in Home Economics from Western Illinois University. She went on to earn her M.S. and Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Western Illinois University. From there she received a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from St. Louis University.

Current Courses:

  • School Law
  • Leadership

Classes Taught:

    • School Law
    • Leadership

Keywords: effective in-school suspension, teacher evaluation strategies, selection of educational leaders, perceptual sensitivity in infants 5-6 months old, certification requirements for school administrators, public school reform

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