Sherry Roland-Washington

Sherry Roland-Washington

At YCCF, we know that our organization’s success is due in-part to our amazing Board of Directors. To show our appreciation, we’ll be highlighting two members each month for the remainder of the year.

This month, in honor of Black History Month, we’re featuring two board members who exemplify Black excellence and true leadership.

Today, we’d like you to meet, Sherry Roland-Washington.

Sherry is the owner of SRW Consulting Firm, LLC, which provides educational services in the areas of private tutoring, SAT Prep, curriculum design, and grant writing.

Sherry’s story: I am a native Yorker and have lived here most of my life. I earned my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and a Superintendent Certification from Capella University; I also have an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State University; a B.S. in Liberal Studies from Towson State University; and a Principal Certification from York College of PA.

I have served in the field of education as an assistant superintendent, curriculum director, grant writer, principal, teacher, consultant, and adjunct professor in the public and private sectors.

I am passionate about promoting the activities of community development organizations such as Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Jabez Ministries Outreach, and Phi Delta Kappa.

I currently serve on the following Boards: York YWCA – Past President; NAACP York County Chapter’s – Education Chairperson; York Young Thinkers – Secretary; Community Advisory Board; and The Roller Education Foundation Board.

One of the things I love most about York is our sense of community and how we selflessly help each other. There are so many great community and grass-root organizations focused on helping neighbors in need.

This is why philanthropy is so important because it requires collaborating with other organizations to connect resources and create systems of support to fulfill sustainability.

Mr. Robert Simpson and Ms. Jacqueline Martino-Miller are my biggest inspirations. They have always inspired me to serve our community. As a product of Crispus Attucks Early Learning Center, I was taught that serving our community was our responsibility and an action of love. Volunteering is a way of life for me. I believe God has blessed each of us with gifts and talents to serve others.

When I’m not busy working or volunteering, I enjoy playing scrabble, reading, and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Thank you, Sherry, for your service to YCCF, and for your commitment to the York community.