T/TAS Staff Directory and Bios
- Early Childhood Education Specialist
- Specialty Training Fields: Early Childhood Education; Early Head Start; Screening and Assessment; Core Content Academic Areas/Learning Environment/Centers
Sherri Meyer is an Early Childhood Education Specialist with Training and Technical Assistance Services at Western Kentucky University. She earned a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education with a Middle School Math Endorsement when she initially began her career working in the field of teaching. After working in public education with elementary school children, she began her long career working in Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care programs. As a classroom teacher she earned her Child Development Associate Credential and moved on to earn her Master of Art degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education birth to age 5. Sherri has worked in the classroom as a Lead Teacher with Head Start and as a teacher with Early Head Start.
Seeing the impact of working with children and families, she began providing technical assistance and teaching with adults who work daily with children and thus began her long career of providing training and technical assistance with professionals. Sherri began training for the TTAS office and for the local Child Care Resource & Referral office over twenty years ago.
After leaving the early childhood classroom in 1998, Sherri found her love of working with the local community when she joined the WKU TTAS Child Care Resource & Referral. She has a great deal of experience working with early care and education professionals in both private child care, church based child care, family child care homes, and with Head Start/child care/public school settings. She has been instrumental over the years assisting individuals with starting a business in child care, maintaining licensure for state requirements, and in enhancing learning classrooms for many children. She has experience with various assessment tools used to evaluate classrooms and teachers.
She continues this love of working with adults as she teaches classes to enhance the learning environments for children and in working with families. For the last eight years, Sherri has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Science (FACS) at WKU teaching courses related to early childhood development. In 2015, she was nominated for Outstanding Part-Time Faculty by her peers within the department of FACS. She is also the lead instructor for CDA courses taught at the local level. She has training specifically for Strengthening Families, Health and Nutrition initiatives in Kentucky, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and Partnering with Parents – Child Abuse and Neglect, among others.
Sherri believes in community service and still today continues to be a part of early childhood councils, Boards, and Advisory Councils as well as a member of professional organizations. Giving back to the community is something she strongly believes in.
In her spare time she enjoys time at the beach, spending time with her family and her adult children, and doing projects around her home.