Sherri Peterson is an early childhood educator for Waterloo Community Schools. She has been teaching since 1976. She earned a B. S. in Child Development and an M.S. in Family and Consumer Science from Iowa State University and an MA in the Education Leadership program at the University of Northern Iowa. She has worked as a lead teacher, STEM coach, and preschool instructional coach in Waterloo and as an early childhood special education teacher, Early ACCESS Coordinator, and ECSE consultant for AEA 5 in NW Iowa. She was introduced to constructivist education as a member of the Teacher Practitioner Council at UNI and as a teacher at the Freeburg School for three years.