The University of Iowa

Sherry Petty

Role: Institute of Higher Education

Dr. Sherry Petty is an assistant professor of education at Upper Iowa University.

Sherry has 26 years of experience in education, including work as a special education teacher, preschool teacher, and instructional coach. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa. Sherry also holds a master’s degree in teaching from Morningside College and a doctorate in education from Iowa State University.

Sherry joined the IRRC Advisory Council to support the center’s work toward providing valuable resources for educators, students, and families.

Sherry is a member of Hardy Reading Council, the Iowa Reading Association, and the International Literacy Association.

Term: 2022–2024