Sherri Gardzalla


Sherri Gardzalla

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss

I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 1984. My teaching career began at Robert G. Weiland School in 1984 and I moved to Aurora Public Schools when students with significant needs were welcomed into the public school system in 1990. In 1994, my family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where I taught at two elementary schools. We returned to Colorado in 2001, and I taught at Jefferson High School until 2017. Last school year, I worked as an Itinerant teacher for Douglas County Public Schools; working at Chaparral High School and Sage Canyon Elementary. The district has opted to discontinue the SSN Itinerant position, so I found myself looking for a new school to call home. I am thrilled to have been given an opportunity to join the Frontier Valley Family.

I have two grown sons who are products of Douglas County School District, they are my pride and joy. We have two terrible dogs, a bulloxer and a beagle, who are loved beyond reason. I enjoy doing crafts, reading and traveling. I am sorry to say that I am a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and look forward to arguing with all of you Bronco’s fans!!

Favorite Hobbies: I love taking care of two dogs, gardening, reading and stitching.

Favorite School Supplies: I love mini dry erase boards, they are useful for so many things!

Favorite Restaurant: Caraba’s Italian Grill

Favorite Snack: Chocolate

Favorite Color: I have many favorite colors, today it is pink or yellow.

Favorite Store: I am not much of a shopper, so I guess I would have to say Amazon is now my favorite store.

Classroom Request Items: Colored File Folders