SWIS

Laurie Sherman  —  SWIS/ Resource Room
shermanl@truman.k12.mn.us    |    507-776-2111 x3967
I work with students in 9th-12th grades through the SWIS (School within a school) program & the Resource Room.  I have taught since 1985 starting with 5th grade at Sherburn Elementary. I have worked in the special education department at Trimont Schools, MCW Schools, Blue Earth Schools, and the ALC in Winnebago & Blue Earth. I love teaching at the Truman High School.  I have degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education Learning Disabilities & Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Mankato State University.  I am one of the FFA Leadership Advisors, Blood Drive Organizer and have coached the track team. 

I live on a farm near Truman with my husband.  Brad is a grain farmer.  We have 2 daughters, 1 in Colorado and 1 in Fairmont.  I have a horse, Cheyenne, barn cats and I raise chickens - layers & broilers.   I am also the mother to Walter.  Walter is Truman Schools' Therapy Dog.  He comes to school a couple days a week.  He loves the students as much as they love him.  He does a lot of good for Truman's students and the residents at the Nursing Home. My hobbies are walking, reading, cooking, gardening, riding horse and spending time with my family & friends. 

2020-2021 School Year



You will get your assignments delivered to you via Packets & Google Classroom.  All will be graded as normal - 1 grade for the weekly unit.  1 grade for attendance & behavior for the week.   Check Google Classroom daily. There will be general information & your question of the day on the Google Classroom every day.  As all of my students know I teach a number of different classes every hour so will schedule time to meet (using google meet) as needed.  

Attendance is Mandatory for all classes
Each morning there will be a question for you to respond to on Google Classroom.  Please answer this question daily during your class time in my room.   If the question is answered, I will mark you present.  If you do not answer the question you will be marked absent.  The school will be calling your parents if you are absent.  



I will be available by special appointments if needed to help with anything that comes up. Please free free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.  I am more than happy to help in any way that I can.  We are all learning together.  This is an adventure!

I am available via email or private message through Google Classroom or by telephone.  I will continue to update the best means to reach me as we move forward. 

Resources to use:  
Google Classroom
IXL
Read Theory
Read Works
Khan Academy
Prodigy
Seesaw