Mrs. Sherry Hatton (Wozniak) is a veteran educator of 26 years, serving in public and private schools, teaching infants through high school. She holds a B.S. and M.A. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in School Leadership and Administration from Capella University, and most recently received her Level I Arts Integration Specialist Certification from the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. Currently she teaches middle school band and general music/guitar in Smithfield, Virginia. Sherry consistently uses Arts Integration, Cross Curricular, Project Based Learning, and Brain Based Learning strategies and approaches to reach the diverse learners in her classroom and provides professional development to district teachers and leaders. Through professional development, she helps classroom teachers and administration create programs that engage both teachers and students. Sherry also provides lessons for the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) using Arts Integration strategies. She also has served on committees with the VDOE to revise standards and curriculum for the state in Instrumental and General Music.
Sherry has served as a guest conductor for elementary and middle school honors bands, voted as “Teacher of the Year” by her peers, recognized in “Who’s Who” of American professionals, and has received community accommodations from VFW for Distinguished Service. She served as a leader and mentor for Girl Scouts of America and a Coach for Girls on the Run. Sherry lives in Chesapeake, VA, with her husband, Jon. She is a proud mother of 3 and stepmother of 2. Sherry is beyond excited to be a part of the Educator in Residence program and the Accelerator Community!