Sherry Norfolk is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed storyteller and teaching artist, performing and leading residencies and professional development workshops across the United States and Southeast Asia. Co-author of Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs, Literacy Development in the Storytelling Classroom, The Storytelling Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum, and Social Studies in the Storytelling Classroom, she is a leading authority on integrating learning through storytelling. She also co-authored The Moral of the Story: Folktales for Character Development and six picture books. Norfolk received the National Storytelling Network Oracle Award for Distinguished National Service as well as Tennessee Arts Commission’s Outstanding Teaching Artist of 2010 award.
Norfolk serves as adjunct professor in the Creative Arts in Learning program at Lesley University and leads professional development workshops for the CETA Professional Learning Series at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Lessons and workshops she offers include: Exploring the Common Core through Storytelling (grades pre-K-5); Leveling the Playing Field: Storytelling & the Special Needs Classroom (grades K-5); and more.