SWIS

Laurie Sherman  —  SWIS/ Resource Room





shermanl@truman.k12.mn.us    |    507-776-2111 x3932
I work with students in 10th-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 the Student Council Leadership Advisor, 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 Truman. I have 1 grandson.  My horse is a quarterhorse named Cheyenne, my barn cats number 3 and Princess is my house cat. I raise chickens - layers & broilers.   I am also the mother to Walter.  Walter is Truman Schools' Therapy Dog.  He comes to school with me.  He loves the students as much as they love him.  He does a lot of good for Truman's students. My hobbies are walking, reading, sewing, working in my kitchen cooking, baking or canning, gardening, riding horse and spending time with my family & friends. 

2021-2022 School Year

Homecoming is October 4 -8.   More information to come.

Blood Drive is Oct 13th in the Activities Room.  Appointments start at 11 with the last one at 4PM.  Double Reds are scheduled 1 per hour. 
Sign up on line at RedCrossBlood.org or call the office and ask to speak to me - extension 3932.


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.  I am available to help before, during or after school.  

I ran across this the other day and wanted to share.  It sounds like a great way to live now as well as the future as we get through this together!

"Drink water from the spring where horses drink. The horse will never drink bad water.
Lay your bed where the cat sleeps. Eat the fruit that has been touched by a worm. 
Boldly pick the mushroom on which the insects sit. Plant the tree where the mole digs.
Build your house where the snake sits to warm itself. Dig your fountain where the birds 
hide from heat. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time with the birds  -- you will reap all
of the days golden grains. Eat more green -- you will have strong legs and a resistant heart,
like the beings of the forest. Swim often and you will feel on earth like the fish in the water.
Look at the sky as often as possible and your thoughts will become light and clear. Be quiet
a lot, speak little -- and silence will come in your heart, and your spirit will be calm and full 
of peace."   Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Nature is talking to you, are you listening? Our mental health is just as important as our physical
health.  Talk to people, hug the people you can, write letters, be kind to everyone and love yourself!





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