Kathy Sherman’s career has been devoted to unlocking the secrets of how children with learning differences, such as dyslexia, learn best. With both undergraduate and graduate degrees (cum laude) in Learning Disabilities, Kathy has 23 years of teaching (including 12 years in BVSD) and 20-plus years of administrative experience. She developed and implemented two of the first programs for students with dyslexia in the American military school system in Europe. After exiting the public education system, Kathy established her own learning center in 1988, called the Learning Connection. Following that experience, she co-founded and co-directed Bridge School (an independent school in Boulder), and then in 2005 co-founded Hillside School in order to refocus her attention exclusively on students with learning differences.
Kathy’s lifelong passion for working with children who learn differently has led her to study and integrate the principles of neuroscience into her and the school’s work as a way to better understand all aspects of a child’s learning dynamic and well-being.
When not at school, Kathy spends her leisure time playing with clay and concrete, growing every possible kind of plant, tending her chickens and bees, hiking, cooking, and whenever possible scuba diving in the warm waters of the Caribbean. She and her husband, Jim, raised three boys, and she is enjoying her new role as Grandma.