Breanna Sherrow

Assistant Professor
Special Education & Communication DisordersBreanna Sherrow (Photo by Darren Phillips)

575 646-2364
bsherrow@nmsu.edu

Biography:

Dr. Sherrow received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She then continued her education and received a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona. Her master’s thesis explored principals’ and teachers’ experiences with looping and multiage practices. Currently, Dr. Sherrow holds a teaching certificate in the state of Arizona in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Dr. Sherrow has worked in many capacities in the K-12 setting which consists of substitute teaching, teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, serving as a Resource Specialist, and serving as a Behavior Consultant.

Dr. Sherrow received her Ph.D. in Special Education in 2015 with a focus in Specific Learning Disabilities and a minor in Behavior/Positive Behavior Supports from the University of Arizona. Her dissertation examined the effects of a web-based reading intervention on the spelling growth of students in second grade. Dr. Sherrow joined the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at New Mexico State University in the Fall of 2015. In general Dr. Sherrow’s research interests include assessment, instruction, and intervention for students with learning disabilities and emotional behavioral disorders in reading and writing. Dr. Sherrow is also interested in parent and teacher supports for students with specific learning disabilities.

Areas of interest

  • Assessment, instruction, and intervention for students with learning disabilities and emotional behavioral disorders in reading and writing
  • Parent and teacher supports for students with specific learning disabilities
  • Pre-Service Special Educators’ Self-Efficacy Beliefs About Writing and Teaching Writing

Publications

Sherrow, B. (2015). Instruction for the processing blocks: Decoding, encoding, reading fluency, calculating, and handwriting. In Mather, N., Goldstein, S., & Eklund, K. (Eds.), Learning disabilities and challenging behaviors: Using the building blocks model to guide intervention and classroom management (3rd ed.). Maryland: Brookes Publishing Company.

Academic Background

Ph.D. University of Arizona, Special Education

M.A. University of Arizona, Educational Psychology

B.S. University of Arizona, Family and Consumer Sciences Education