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Storbeck/Pimentel Expands Independent School Reach, Welcoming Sherry Coleman as Partner

Storbeck/Pimentel has further expanded its independent school practice, welcoming Sherry Coleman as Partner. Sherry brings extensive experience working with K-12 schools, both private and public. She is also an experienced recruiter and search consultant with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Sherry is highly regarded for her path-breaking achievements as the founding director of the Independent School Consortium (ISC) of Greater Philadelphia, an organizational resource that focused on the recruitment and retention of faculty and administrators of color. What began as a three-year DeWitt Wallace Readers’ Digest grant with five schools grew to include over 20 schools and became a trusted source of support for administrators and faculty of color for more than 17 years. ISC became a sustaining and vital link to many successful educators of color in independent schools. This initiative led to nationwide recruitment and search consulting work, and Sherry has built an extensive and diverse network of contacts throughout the country. 

Sherry was the 2013 recipient of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Award. She is actively involved in national and community organizations, and she has served as a trustee for independent and charter schools.

Storbeck/Pimentel has been active in the independent school space since its founding, with searches led for The Baldwin School, The Calhoun School, Episcopal School of Dallas, Mercersburg Academy, Miss Hall's School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and St. Andrew's School Rhode Island, among others.

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Sherry Coleman, Ed.D.


Sherry brings extensive experience in public and private education at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, having held positions as an administrator, teacher, and adjunct professor. She is also an experienced recruiter and search consultant with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sherry understands the challenges and opportunities faced by the most senior managers in schools, especially in regard to hiring, retention, and other strategic initiatives.