Bio – Sheri

Dr. Sheri Allen, Senior Consultant

Sheri Allen, Associate Consultant at TeamWorks, understands what it takes to build leadership capacity in partnership with districts so they are able to align their strategic work throughout their school community. The importance of building a strategic roadmap through the engagement of multiple perspectives that represent each and every student is important so that everyone sees themselves in the work. 

Sheri has over 35 years of experience within public education at multiple levels of the Districts she served.  She started her teaching career in Austin MN as a middle school and elementary teacher where she was mentored by many strong educational leaders. She continued to serve in leadership roles and moved into administration as an elementary principal in Austin for 2.5 years and then transitioned to Owatonna as a Principal at Washington Elementary and the Principal of Owatonna High School. 

She accepted a position as the Director of Elementary and Secondary for the Rochester Public Schools where she was responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of principals in a large, diverse district.  After 3 years she became the Superintendent for the Mankato Area Public Schools and focused on building relationships throughout the district that served five communities with a growing diverse population. She led successful bond, technology and operating levies while closing gaps and raising achievement for all students. The district received multiple awards and recognitions at the State and National levels as a result of the aligned strategic roadmap along with a focus on developing leaders throughout the district and school community.

During her 10 years as superintendent, Sheri used TeamWorks’ unique Classroom to Boardroom Strategic Planning Process in her daily work. Through the understanding and application use of Partnership Leadership FrameWorks, Sheri was able to adapt the use for individual and District needs specifically in operations, district strategic planning, visioning and engagement while utilizing the core processes which are needed to remove the barriers to design equitable learning opportunities. 

Sheri holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education, a Masters in Educational Leadership along with her Superintendent, K-12 Principal Licensure and her Doctorate in Education.