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Deborah Jewell-Sherman

Professor of Practice
Deborah Jewell-Sherman

Degree:  Ed.D., Harvard University, (1995)
Email:  [javascript protected email address]
Phone:  617.495.0960
Vitae/CV:   Deborah Jewell-Sherman.pdf
Office:  Gutman 467
Office Hours Contact:  Email the Faculty Assistant to set up the appointment
Faculty Assistant:  Kidus Mezgebu


Deborah Jewell-Sherman is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education's (HGSE) Urban Superintendents Program and has built a reputation over the past decade as one of the most successful urban district superintendents in the country. Prior to joining HGSE's faculty, Jewell-Sherman served as superintendent of Richmond Public Schools with a track record of success that culminated in her being named Virginia Superintendent of the Year 2009 by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS). During her appointment, 95 percent of Richmond's lowest performing schools achieved full accreditation under Virginia's Standards of Learning reform legislation. In addition, the district improved from 18 percent to 91.7 percent of all schools meeting this standard as measured by the State Department of Education (2008). Currently, Dr. Jewell-Sherman serves as the Director of the Urban Superintendents Program and is the principal investigator for an initiative between the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

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