Sherry Kaufman, J.D., is an expert in the field of early childhood education law, policy, and pedagogy. She is the co-author of the leading education law treatise used in law schools and graduate education programs.

After graduating with honors from the University of Michigan Law School, Sherry worked in an education law firm and advised school districts on matters ranging from litigation to school governance. She served as assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Sherry holds advanced degrees in elementary education and early childhood administration. She has experience teaching at virtually every level of education, including preschool, elementary, middle, graduate, and law school. She holds a Level III Illinois Director’s Credential and directed a private, nonprofit, progressive, NAEYC-accredited preschool for 6 years. As director, Sherry worked collaboratively with boards, staff, families, foundations, governmental agencies, and other professionals to implement effective and innovative administrative and educational practices.