Sherri Ybarra is the newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction and has nearly two decades of service in the field of education. Her extensive experience includes eleven years as a classroom teacher, and six years in the administrative arena as an Assistant Principal and Principal. At the time she was elected as Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, she had been servicing at the District Office level as a Federal Programs Director and Curriculum Director. She has been recognized and awarded the district’s “Outstanding Educator Award,” twice. She has written numerous grant proposals, acquiring funding for such educational advancements as technology, 21st century learning labs, and STEM projects.
Her academic career includes a B.A. in Elementary Education, an M.A. in Educational Leadership and this and an Ed. S.E.D., with an emphasis in the Superintendency. Sherri is also working on her Ed. D. in Education.
An important aspect of her life is her family—her husband (a Federal Police Officer) and son (who attends public schools and plays baseball) and one dog, named Peanut.