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About Me

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Ms. Sheri Edwards

Twitter: grammasheri




How do I achieve the Nespelem School Mission Statement?  Click here.  Contact me.


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About Me


I believe all students can learn, in their own time and in their own way.  Students are smart in spots, and I try to find those spots.  Successful people use their strengths, and they don't waste time on their weaknesses.  My goal is to guide students in using their strengths, and to help them improve weak areas, which may become new strengths. 


I love integrating the language arts into the content areas, so many of my writing assignments involve science and social studies.


"I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases so long as it in no wise interferes with any other man's rights." ~Abraham Lincoln.  I try to work with each student's unique talents, and I also manage them in one learning environment so we all succeed, teacher and students.


My parents are Charles Jefferson Edwards and Ruth Emma McIntosh; I am English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, and Norwegian.  My people were independent-minded in order to survive in Scotland and in North Dakota. My grandfather, William Washington Edwards, helped discover and document the nitrogen-fixing nature of alfalfa in the early years of North Dakota history. 


Today, my husband Scott and I enjoy the ten grandchildren that bounce around us whenever our four children visit with their families, or when the grandkids visit for the summer.


I couldn't imagine a better place to work and teach and live than with the energetic students and the supportive families in Nespelem and Coulee Dam.


Education and Training


  •   2009 Mentor
  • Discovery Educator Network Discovery Education Network STAR Educator 2008-2009 DEN Discovery Educator
  •   2008
  • Diigo Groups 2008
  • Current: (since 1999) Ongoing Technology Training in Web Design, Office, Web 2.0 Interactive Learning, Moodle
  • 2002-2006 NO LIMIT! New Outcomes: Learning Improvement in Mathematics Integrating Technology
    • Students use problem-based learning to improve their achievement of math skills.
  • 2001 Gonzago Indian Education Outreach Program (GIEOP) Science Institute
  • 1999-2002+ Technology Integration, Teacher Leadership Project, Bill and Milinda Gates Foundation
  • 1994 Multiple Intelligence Workshops
  • 1994 Service Learning
  • 1993 Excellence in Indian Education Symposium 
  • 1992 Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Integrated Language Arts Emphasis, Eastern Washington University
  • 1986 Excellence in Indian Education Symposium
  • 1988-1995 TAG Training: Talented and Gifted Instruction
  • 1985 Teaching Certificate: K-12 Reading; 4-12 Math; K-8 Elementary Endorsements
  • 1985 Bachelor of Arts Degree,  Magna Cum Laude,  Major: Reading; Minor: Math; Eastern Washington University




Current Position


Reading Grade 8

Writing Grades 5-8


Previous Positions


Grade 8 Self-contained classroom

Grade 7-8 Combination classroom

Grade 6 Self-contained classroom

Grade 5-6 Combination classroom

Grade 1 Self-contained classroom


STAR Club: Students That Are Rare Gifted and Talented Program (10 years)

Service Learning with Elders


Current Projects


Technology Coordinator

Eracism Flat Classroom Project, Judge Coordinator 


Years at Nespelem School


I am privileged and honored to have taught at Nespelem School since 1985 (25 years).

Favorite Books




My del.isio.us bookmarks Wordle


Wordle: Delish




Student Interactive Projects



  • Eracism Flat Classroom Project Debate Team 6





  • Junior Scientists
    • Gonzaga Indian Education Outreach Program -- Mentorship
    • Genesis Sun Project
    • LIve from Hubble
    • Live from the Stratosphere
    • Live from the Sun
    • Live from Mars
    • Into the Abyss
    • Signatures in Space: Our School's student signatures soared in space with a Native American astronaut!
  • Technology Integration
  • That Star Club Talented and Gifted Program
    • Odyssey of the Mind (Second Place)
    • Peer Reading Tutors
    • Giraffe Project


Staff Development Leader


  • 2000-2004 NO LIMIT ! Math Team
  • 1999 Project Real:  Realizing the Essential Academic Learnings
    • University of Washington; North Central Educational Service District 
    • Math/Writing
  • 1997 Multiple Intelligence Instructor
  • 1996-2000 Assessment Team
  • 1994-2000 Curriculum Alignment to Standards
  • 1994 Service Learning Presenter
    • "Basic Service Learning From a Native American Perspective" Pacific Northwest Service-Learning Conference; Portland, OR
    • "Service Learning" Chelan School District
  • 1993 Task Force for Grades 7-8
  • 1991 Washington Indian Education Association Conference presenter (Omak, WA)
  • 1991 Celebration of Learning Collaborative Staff Program
  • 1988-1998 Talented and Gifted Student (TAG) Instructor





  • Student Handbook
  • Discipline
  • Project Real
  • Culture/JOM/Title 1 Parent Committee
    • Title V Parent Committee in 1987-1989 developed
      • CARE: Children Afterschool Reinforcing Education
      • Culture Curriculum
      • Native Language Program
  • Cooperative/Collaborative Planning Committees (Grand Coulee Dam School District)-1991
    • #9  Encouraged positive communication/policy changes by providing Nespelem parent concerns and suggesting teaching strategies
    • #2 Developed school reform plans favorable to Native American students
      • Curriculum Integration; Middle School Curriculum Integration




Wiki Instructor (2007)

NSD Web Pages (pre-2005)

Student Mac Computer Projects After School (pre-2005)



Professional Organizations


ASCD: Association for Supervision of Curriculum Development

NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English

Choice Literacy: Literacy Coaching

IRA: International Reading Association

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi



NCTM: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics





Federman, Alan N. and Sheri Edwards. Interactive, Collaborative Science Viea the 'Net: Live from the Hubble Space Telescope. THE Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) Vol. 24(1997).


 Edwards, Sheri. "Native American Students and Service Learning." Curriculum in Context (WSASCD) 21(1993): 4-6.



Project Citations


Wade, R., Editor. "Chapter 10: Middle School Programs by Felicia George, Nespelem School, Washington." Community Service Learning: A Guide to Including Service in the Public School Curriculum: State University of New York Press, 1997: 172-173.


Friesem, J. "Intergenerational Service Learning Unit: How Can We Help Our Elders?--Nespelem School." The Clearinghouse database, New York: National Helpers Network, Inc., 1994.


Kesting, P. "Helping Hands: How student volunteerism can inspire good citizenship and good academics." Cable in the Classroom: CCI/Crosby Publisining, 1994: 12-14.


Interview on EdTechTalk



Other Professional Activities


View my page on The Five Freedoms Network


View my page on Future of Education


Find more music like this on Classroom 2.0


National Writing Project Inquiry Communities Network

National Writing Project Rural Sites Network


Choice Literacy Coach Network


Classroom 2.0 Network

We Are Teachers Network

TLP Technology listserv

GLEF Technology listerv

MIT Technology Review


Coalistion of Essential Schools Network

All Kinds of Minds Network


NASA Science listserv

NASA Quest listserv

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab listerv

NSTA listserv


Washington Social Studies listserv


Problem-Based Learning

Project-Based Learning

Professional and Personal Learning Network


Twitter  My Tweet Cloud (1 year): Thanks, Learning, Diigo


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Evan Williams, Twitter founder, TED talks.




  • 2009: North Central Educational Service District Excellence Award
  • 1996 North Central Educational Service District Excellence Award
  • 1995 Washington Association of Educators for Talented and Gifted (WAETAG) Teacher of the Year, North Central Region



Web Sites



Ms. Edwards's Home Page



Wiki Home Page






Comments (2)

Rita said

at 11:34 am on Jul 14, 2009


Rita said

at 11:35 am on Jul 14, 2009

This is very nice! You have worked hard and have accomplished a wonderful interactive tool for your students.

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