1st Grade Teacher
“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Hi! My name is Sheri Schroeder. I have been very fortunate to be a primary grade teacher at Millville school for the past 18 years. I grew up in Redding and graduated from Enterprise High School. I graduated with my B.A. from Chico State, and then achieved my teaching credential from Simpson College.
I have been married to my husband, Jon, for 26 years. We have two beautiful daughters, who are both in college. My family and I love traveling, going camping, playing sports, cooking, and spending memorable times hosting and entertaining family and friends.
My desire to teach became evident when I was a child myself. It was during my free time in the summer when I would search page by page through some educational books that I had once received as a gift from my grandparents. I would earmark my favorite pages, copy them at my mom’s work, then staple the pages into packets. Afterwards, I would anxiously head home and begin making posters to hang on our garage to advertise my “fun-filled summer school.” My younger sisters and 4-5 of their neighborhood friends would eagerly sign –up for my school. I was so excited to plan many challenging activities, games, and learning fun for them.
My love for helping children continued to grow as I would consistently volunteer to help with younger students in other classes at my elementary school where I attended. My teaching desire then evolved into teaching swim lessons to children during the summer months.
I currently teach first grade and I enjoy the many challenges this early grade level provides. It is such a joy to be an educational part of so many children’s lives, helping to teach, as a team with their parents, the foundation and building blocks to their many educational years which lie ahead. The excitement of listening to a child read and seeing a child add two numbers together for the first time are extremely rewarding.