Sheri Schmidt Classified Employee of the Year

Sheri Schmidt - Regional Classified School Employee of the Year
Posted on 09/23/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Sheri Schmidt - Regional Classified School Employee of the YearSheri Schmidt was recently recognized as the Regional Classified School Employee of the Year for Educational Service District 114. She has been a special education paraeducator at Poulsbo Elementary who discovered her passion for helping students with special needs when her young son was struggling with a significant speech delay. As a volunteer in his developmental preschool, she started to learn instructional strategies to teach and motivate students with different learning needs.

With the encouragement and support of friends, family and coworkers, Sheri recently completed her Master’s degree in Elementary Education. We are so fortunate that she has begun the next chapter in her career this fall as a kindergarten teacher at Poulsbo Elementary.

Sheri says, “A perfect day at work would be seeing one of my students have an "a-ha" moment. Those are the best! When a student struggles with a concept or skill but decides to stick with it, asks questions, and keeps practicing until they make that pivotal connection to their learning. It is very exciting to be a part of and so powerful for that student!”

Congratulations, Sheri!