Mr. Robert Sherriff
- 30+ Years of Teaching Middle School Science
- BS Degree in Biology and a Masters in Educational Management
- Credentials in Life, Physical, General Science and Math as well as Multiple Subjects and an Administrative credential
- A Black-Belt in Kempo Karate
- Father to 2, Step Father to 3, Grandfather to 8
- Co-chair of the new State Science Framework for our Next Generation Science Standards – helped write the clarification statements for the new Science Standards for all of California
- Past Member State of California Science Expert Panel
- Churchill Science Department Chair
Exploding a Hydrogen Balloon, Just don't ask me to light your birthday candles.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Biology M.S. in Educational Leadership Credentials in Life Science, Multiple Subjects, Administration Supplemental Credentials in Physical and General Science and Math 1st Degree Black Belt in Kempo Karate
Mr. Robert Sherriff
Teaching science since 1991, and since 2001 at Winston Churchill Middle School.
My career has consisted of teaching 6th - 8th grade science, and providing professional development for teachers for various groups such as the California Science Project and K-12 Alliance/West Ed. I'm the current science department chair and have reviewed, piloted and written many different science curriculums.
For many years, I coached a Science Olympiad team, taking them to National competitions, finishing 4th in the nation in my last year as a Coach. I retired from the Olympiad to change my focus to work on state level educational matters such as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
I was a member of the State Science Expert Panel and I worked as part of the team to review and make recommendations to the State Board of Education to adopt the new standards that will lead our students into the future. I was the co-chair of our State Science Framework committee to help science teachers throughout our state implement NGSS. I also served a term on our schools Leadership Team.
I have a B.S. degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Educational Management, credentials in Life science, introductory physical science, general science and introductory math. Besides my single subject credential in science, I also hold a multiple subject credential and an administration credential.
My wife is the regional director for a nonprofit science professional development group, which is part of the WestEd organization. I have two sons, college age, three adult step children, and six grandchildren ages 1-8. My hobbies include spoiling my grandchildren, gardening, enjoying my koi pond and lifelong learning in understanding how the world works.