Sherry Matthews earned her B.A. in Visual Arts at Boise State University in 2012. She also minored in Anthropology and American Sign Language. After graduation, Sherry started teaching ASL at Boise State in 2012, and was able to join the CWI team, in the tutoring lab, in the Spring of 2013. In the Fall of 2013 Sherry joined the Language Arts department at CWI. She is currently teaching American Sign Language and tutoring at CWI, and teaching sign language at BSU.
Sherry has been teaching ASL for many years as a volunteer locally, and has created videos that are used for teaching both in Idaho, and in other regions. Her passion is for teaching and educating others about Deaf culture and, her natural language, ASL.
She is currently the adviser for Boise State's Sign language club, a mentor for deaf children and adults, an active member in the Idaho Association of the Deaf(IAD), Boise Valley Association of the Deaf (BVAD), and an associate member of American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA). She is currently working on becoming a certified member of ASLTA.
She attends deaf conferences and workshops and enjoys discussions with others that leads to new ideas and different ways of teaching and motivating students in the classroom.
She is a Deaf artist and enjoys all mediums. She creates video, sculpture, charcoal, and paintings related to deaf culture, and has donated several pieces to libraries and schools.
In her free time she enjoys family time, being outdoors, volunteering, art, antique stores, museums, reading, and spending time with friends. Her newest hobby/addiction is fishing and she is looking forward to having a fish story to tell. She is a single mom living in Nampa with her daughter and her dog.