Welcome!

 

My mission in life is in great part, to be an inspiring, effective teacher. I have taught many subjects, various disciplines, and almost all ages.  Being a teacher is who I am with a driven passion to help others reach their full potential. Life-artistry is a collection of businesses that I’ve founded where I can help others nurture, create and express their life masterpiece. It’s about living a holistic life, from passion-to-purpose. It is about living your light.  

Creative Branches of Life-Artistry:

Balancing Arts Yoga and Well Being Studio:

tools and techniques to be peaceful and balanced

Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Somatics, Meditation, Reiki, Sound Energy  therapy, Reflexology, and combination sessions. Coaching packages.

Willow Words Writing Services-

Tools and techniques for you to express 

Critiques, Editing, Books and Author Visits. Coaching Packages. Books.

Moontide Designs:

Surround yourself with beauty and nature

Paintings, jewelry, photography.

Meraki Investments:

Find the place to live your light!

art/office/therapy space available to rent

 Call Sheri: 262-719-4633.

Sheri Mabry, MA

Teacher.Author. Artist. Editor. Entrepreneur.

 

 

I am a longtime teacher and life-long learner. My experiences inform my teaching-I practice yoga, am an author, artist, and lover of nature.I am a mom to three lights of my life.  I’m a creator – of stories, paintings, books, classes, jewelry, businesses, and relationships. I embrace clean living and honor pure connections. My mantra: Live Your Light!

Credentials

-BS in Education, UW Madison
-Teaching experience at Cedarburg School District
-Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
-Program Development  at Port Washington-Saukville School District
-Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher
-Teaching experience at Balancing Arts Studio, and other studios both local and internationally
-Somatics Practitioner
-Reiki Master Teacher
-Certified Mediation Instructor
-Thai Yoga Level I Certified
-Award Winning Published Author
-Freelance Editor, Willow Words Literary Agency
-Literary Agent, Willow Words Literary Agency
-Founder: Willow Words Literary Agency. Willow Words Writing Service. Balancing Arts Yoga Studio. Moontide Designs. Meraki Investments. North Shore Academy of the Arts, Inc.

 

SHERI MABRY

 

 

Cedarburg, WI  53012

262.719.4633

sherimabry@life-artistry.com

https://sherimabry.com/

 

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

 

TEACHING PROFESSIONAL, LEADER, CURRICULUM WRITER, and AUTHOR, with over 25 years combined experience in non-profit and for-profit leadership, education and the creative arts. Expertise in teaching, writing, editing, English, teaching strategies, instructional design, curriculum and instruction.  Skills include yoga/mindfulness instruction and ecotherapy. 

 

EDUCATION

 

Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University, Chicago, IL, 1992

Bachelor of Science degree in Education; English minor, University of WI – Madison, 1989

 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

TEACHING/CURRICULUM WRITING

 

·      Taught elementary education (1st– 3rdgrade) in Cedarburg School district for 7 years. All core subject areas

·      Coordinated Gifted and Talented program in Cedarburg School District.

·      Wrote and Taught Gifted and Talented program at Port Washington-Saukville School District

·      Nominated in 1994 for Herb Kohl Education award in elementary school teaching.

·      Developed and taught summer art/theater workshops and classes at University of West Bend -Theater Camp, Milwaukee Schools – Foster Kids program, Schauer Center, and Bayshore Town Center.

·      Wrote, designed and implemented yoga meditation curriculum for Sheboygan School District.

·      Currently teach group and private meditation, yoga, and stress management classes and courses

·      Wrote curriculum and implemented programming for NSAA

·      Wrote curriculum for Imagine Me Preschool Program

·      Wrote curriculum for three school districts

·      Wrote creative non-fiction books that aligned with the common core standards, earning the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students award, 2017

 

WRITING

 

·      Composed, edited and critiqued business, non-profit and academic curriculum including website content, marketing print material, grants and educational resources.

·      Award winning author; wrote and published multiple books and articles, including Good Trick, Walking Stick!, Sleeping Bear Press. 

 

·      Currently serve as a writing coach, editor and critiquer through Willow Words Writing Services.

·      Five additional books to be released by 2021

·      Currently hired to write a book for Family Sharing

 

·      Currently hired as a writing tutor

 

 

LEADERSHIP

 

·      Founded 4 creative companies with over 20 years combined successful growth in operations including:

o   North Shore Academy of the Arts-visual, performing, literary arts

o   Balancing Arts Yoga and Well-Being studio

o   Willow Words Writing Services

o   MoonTide Designs

·      Led North Shore Academy of the Arts for over 18 years; produced and directed over 36 performances reaching thousands of community members ranging from pre-school to senior citizens.

·      Currently own and direct Life-Artistry, a multi-faceted arts organization (writing, editing, yogic arts and nature inspired art) that inspires people to realize their centered, empowered and creative self.

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2000 to Present

President

North Shore Academy of the Arts and Stagekids – Cedarburg, WI

 

2015 to Present

President

Life-Artistry:  Willow Words Writing Services, Balancing Arts Studio and MoonTide Designs

Grafton, WI

 

2015 to Present

Author

Willow Words Writing Services, a creative branch of Life-Artistry

 

2008 to Present

Artist and Jewelry Designer

MoonTide Designs, a creative branch of Life-Artistry

 

2005 to Present

Yoga/Well Being Instructor

Balancing Arts Studio, a creative branch of Life-Artistry

 

2004 to 2005

Gifted & Talented Programming

Port Washington School District, Port Washington, WI

 

1989 to 1996

Elementary Teacher & Gifted & Talented Coordinator

Cedarburg School District, Cedarburg, WI

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLISHING CREDITS

 

Good Trick, Walking Stick! Sleeping Bear Press; (July 1, 2016)

Awards:
  2018 Magnolia Book Awards 
  Short-listed, 2018 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 List, 
  Winner, 2017 Eureka! Gold Award, 
  Winner, 2016 Growing Goods Kids-Excellence in Children’s Literature Award

Reviews:

 Kirkus Reviews – Good Trick, Walking Stick! Reviewed on January 15, 2016

 Booklist – Good Trick Walking Stick! Reviewed on February 1, 2016

 Picture Book Depot, Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016, by Rita Lorraine

 From nationally syndicated column Books to Borrow…Books to Buy

 Reviewed by Raif, Age 6 Good Trick, Walking Stick! Posted in Book Reviews, Children’s, May 2016 


On with the show-a Guide for Directors and Actors, 
Libraries Unlimited (March 30, 2005)

Substance Abuse, The Ultimate Teen GuideScarecrow Press (July 11, 2013)

How to Organize Your Classroom
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources; New edition (June 1, 1999)

ISBN-10: 1576905136

 

The Mindfulness Journal, Peaces of My Day

Publisher: Self

 

Magazine Articles Published in:

Yoga International: 

  • Highlights for Children
  • Weekly Reader, Read
  • Story Friends
  • Family Fun
  • Local Newspapers

 

Upcoming Book Releases:

  • Soar High Dragonfly, March 15, 2019
  • The Kid and the Chameleon, April 1, 2019
  • The Kid and the Chameleon Sleep Over,  April 1, 2019
  • The Kid and the Chameleon Go to School, Fall, 2019
  • Right Here, Right Now, 2020
  • Family Sharing Book, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATION

 

 

·       Eco-therapy Course Certified          

·       Experienced Registered Yoga Instructor 

·       Certified Meditation Instructor

·      Reiki Master Teacher

·      Thai I Level Yoga Certified

·      Reflexology Certified

·      Yoga Nidra

 

"I strive to create that which can in some way, affect others positively. While working through the process of whatever I’m creating, teaching or working on, I try to come from a place of peace and gratitude. Nature inspires me. Family, both immediate and global, grounds me. Seeking, learning, and discovering fuels me to go beyond. Love brings me Home."
~Sheri
"As a person who makes my living as a composer and performer, I was skeptical that Sheri could actually help me be more creative. But her ability to challenge me to push beyond where I was comfortable has led me to discover creative places in me that I didn't even know I had."
Kurt Bestor
Emmy-award-winning and Grammy-Nominated composer
"Sheri is one of the most creative and talented individuals I have worked with during my career."
Dave Schenker
Owner, Innovative Storage Designs, Inc.
"Sheri is a sensitive and kind spirit that knows how to navigate gracefully through life on life's terms. Her devotion to bettering the human race is evident in her work. "
Paul McGill
Broadway Tony Award Winning dancer. Choreographer. Movie Actor.