Sheri Cook is a deaf woman who obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Education and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. She taught deaf and hard of hearing children at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and in Southern Illinois. Sheri was a consultant and trainer for the Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach Program and taught American Sign Language and Deaf Studies courses at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois and at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
In the fall of 2010, Sheri became the new director of Gallaudet University Regional Center for the Midwest at John A. Logan College. She is currently serving 14 Midwest states and collaborates with many schools and programs to promote their connection with Gallaudet and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center.