I’ve known Sherry Dorsey Walker for a couple of years now. I first met her at a Christina Board meeting on the priority schools two years ago. She stood quietly in the back, listening to every single word said. It was one of the very few meetings I’ve been to in Delaware where the public comments were longer than the actual board meeting.
Sherry is a huge education advocate. She wants the best for the children of Wilmington and the entire state. Sherry gets it, in ways that many others do not. She recognizes that poverty and violence are a hurdle to overcome. She is all about ending the school to prison pipeline and making sure suspensions drop, especially for African-American students.
Jackie Kook, a Christina School District teacher, had this to say about Sherry:
I’ve been working with her on the Coalition for Fairness and Equity in Schools. She has a sister who is an educator. She’s good people and listens to the teachers.
I couldn’t agree more. I would love to see Sherry presiding over the Delaware Senate!