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About Dr. Sherman – You are a math person


Dr. Helene Sherman
Dr. Helene Sherman

Helene J. Sherman, Ed. D., is a Founders Professor of Education in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Professor Sherman earned her A. B. Degree in elementary education from Washington University and her M.Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from UM-St. Louis. She has taught at the elementary, middle school, community college, and university levels, the latter in the areas of mathematics and mathematics education. Dr. Sherman directs and co-directs numerous statewide grant projects in St. Louis area school districts, focusing on classroom applications of mathematics teaching methods and effective strategies for instructing and assessing P-12 student learning.

Dr. Sherman (You Are A Math Person) is a national coauthor of digits, a whiteboard –based middle grades math curriculum, published by Pearson Education in 2012. She is a frequent speaker at national academic conferences and has published her work in numerous nationally peer reviewed educational journals. Dr. Sherman has co-authored three K- 8 Metric Measurement activity books and the textbook, Teaching Learners Who Struggle with Mathematics: Systematic Intervention and Remediation, Third, Edition published by Pearson Education in 2013.

Dr. Sherman served as president of the Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa as well as an executive board member of the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She was honored with the outstanding College Teaching Award from both organizations and is the recipient of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni Award, Emerson Electric Outstanding Teaching Award, and the College Distinguished Faculty Award. In 2003, Dr. Sherman was chosen as the only UMSL representative for the Missouri Governor’s Award for Distinguished Teaching and honored by the College of Education for being named for the Keynote Lecture at the  the Annual Beginning Teachers Assistance Program. 

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