About Me

Ms. Sheri Edwards

Twitter: grammasheri




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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





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








Staff Development Leader









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.






Web Sites



Ms. Edwards's Home Page



Wiki Home Page