Melinda (Mindy) Sherman is an educator with 20 years of experience. For the last 10 years she has been teaching with the Boston Public Schools at the Muriel S. Snowden International High School. She currently serves as a Special Education Teacher and Community Service Coordinator for the school's International Baccalaureate Program. As a community service coordinator, Mindy explores global and local issues with her students and supervises as they each serve more than 150 hours in their communities.
Traveling with Mikey to Rwanda has been an amazing opportunity for Mindy and her students. She says,"I've learned about culture, the benefits of providing wrap-around services for children at risk, the devastating effects of genocide, the rebuilding of a nation, and much more. I have the utmost appreciation for the Kerry Fund and the work they do to provide my students with life-changing opportunities for service learning."
Mindy first started traveling when she was in the youth group at Wesley United Methodist Church. She was given the opportunity to participate in a service-learning trip to Nicaragua. This experience ignited a desire to travel and better understand the world. As a student at the University of Maine at Farmington, she participated in the Semester At Sea program. Mindy continued to travel extensively as a student, then as a teacher. She is passionate about education, community service, and travel study. Prior to teaching in the Boston Public Schools, Mindy taught in the field of alternative education at Walpole High School and at the Compass School in Boston.