Sherrelwood's HistoryDuring the spring of 1967, ground was broken for the construction of Sherrelwood Elementary School.On February 20th, 1968, Sherrelwood opened.
The first faculty and staff at Sherrelwood Elementary were: Donald D. Smith, principal; Miss Jeanne Eberhard, P.E.; Miss Alma Wille, music; Mrs. Dorothy Byers, cafeteria: Mrs. Marguerite Clark, cafeteria; Joe Luchetta, custodian; Mrs. Merrilyn Bishop, Mrs. Bernadine Capan, Mrs. Patty Childers, Mrs. Candace Colborn, Mrs. Carmen Davis, George W. Faulka, Miss Grace Freye, Mrs. Helen Humphries, Mrs. Betty Johnson, Mrs. Jean Krohn, Mrs. Caroel McCotter, Mrs. Allene Meisel, Thomas Moore, Mrs. Dinah Patterson, Ronald Saari, Mrs. Eula Shelton, Mrs. Carole Smith. Miss Betty Splichal, Mrs. Dolores Sullivan, and Phillip Wayne.
Sherrelwood was constructed on a different plan than most elementary schools.It is in the shape of a giant triangle with the classrooms on the outside of the triangle and the service areas (offices, library, kitchen and storage rooms) in the interior. Many of the classrooms were constructed so that folding walls could be opened to make larger spaces for different modes of instruction. Under the direction of Principal Donald D. Smith, Sherrelwood became an Individually Guided Education (I.G.E.) school affiliated with the state and national I.G.E. organization. It promoted grouping of students in a non-graded system with instructional emphasis on the child’s individual needs.Principal History:Rose Marie Fern 1972-1984Don Anderson 1984-1985Steven VandeVen 1985-1999Shelly Landgraf 2000-2006Kristren Whitcomb 2006-2007Dan Vallez 2007-2008Karen Price/Dan Vallez 2008-2009Cindy Davis 2009-currentIn 2009, Sherrelwood implemented Competency Based System