- BFA, University of Colorado
- MFA, Claremont Graduate University
Sheri joined SNC in 1997. Before moving to Nevada, she lived in Colorado and taught ceramics and art courses at Aims Community College in Greeley for nine years. Her work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly magazine and Clay Times magazine, and has been included in national juried shows and local shows.Courses: Beginning Ceramics, Intermediate Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Glaze Technology, Advanced Studio, Raku, Handbuilding
- B.S., Secondary Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- M.Ed., Educational Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
I am currently serving as the Vice President of Strategic Operations and the Executive Leadership Resident at The Public Education Foundation. Prior to this, I have been a Life Science teacher, Science Department Chairperson, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at several at-risk middle and high schools throughout the Vegas Valley.
I attended public K-12 schools in Missouri, New York, Minnesota, Colorado, and California. I have a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Biological Sciences and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from UNLV. In 2002, I was accepted into the CCSD/UNLV Principal Preparation Program cohort and received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.
- B.S., Psychology, Roosevelt University of Chicago, Illinois
- M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Roosevelt University of Chicago, Illinois
I work as a Research Support Consultant for the AEODO/MBA residency program within the College of Dental Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV. I am pursuing my PhD in Learning & Technology at UNLV. My research interests include: collaborative argumentation, social media, online learning, and science education. For my dissertation I will be exploring the impact social media has on collaborative argumentation in an online classroom setting.
- MBA, Cornell University
- BA, University of Manitoba
Ted Parkhill has worked in the investment business his entire career. After working for mutual fund companies of all sizes, he moved to alternative asset management in 2001 when he went to work for one of the pioneers in the hedge fund space. He is a founding partner of systematic macro investment manager Incline Investment Management (IIM) and provides strategic consulting services to hedge funds through his eponymous firm Parkhill Financial, LLC. He began teaching at SNC in 2013.
Mr. Parkhill earned his MBA from Cornell University with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. He holds his Series 3 and Series 30 licenses, and has earned the Chartered Financial Planner designation. He is married with three children and resides in Crystal Bay, Nevada.
- BFA, Stephen F. Austin State University
- MA University of Dallas
- MFA, University of Dallas
Rick’s artwork focuses on the effects of environmental pollutants on the body. He uses materials as metaphor to address the looming impact of a culture dependent on diminishing resources. Rick has served as Sculpture Program Coordinator at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has taught at both the University of Dallas, and Colorado Mountain College. He has been a visiting artist at Colorado College, San Jose State University, University of Miami, and Arizona State University. His sculpture has been exhibited throughout the country and was featured in a solo show in the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery at the University of Texas – Pan America. In 2007 Rick’s sculpture was the focus of an article in Sculpture magazine. He was recently published in the book Confrontational Ceramics: The Artist as Social Critic by Judith S. Schwartz and was featured in the documentary film “Questions of Art,” by Zach Jankovic.
- BS, in Business Administration, Robert Morris College
- MS, in Management, Argosy University
Linda Patefield, MSM is currently teaching the online ALDR 505 class. Linda began teaching online for Sierra Nevada College in the summer of 2011. She has over twenty years experience in Human Resources and currently works as a Human Resource Director at a college in Indiana. Linda received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University; and a Masters of Science in Management from Argosy University.
- BS, University of Phoenix
Rachelle Pellissier brings extensive leadership and management experience as an Executive Director, CEO, and Vice President for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Workforce Housing Association of Truckee Tahoe and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she served for six years as the Executive Director of ReStart, Inc. which provided mental health and homeless services in the Reno area; while at ReStart she developed a sustainable income stream for operations to supplement grant-based programmatic funds.
Rachelle then managed the successful merger of ReStart’s programs with those of the Volunteers of America, Northern California and Northern Nevada, and served for three years as the VP for the Northern Nevada Region of Volunteers of American, the merged entity, and oversaw a staff of seventy. Earlier in her career she was the Operations Manager for Truckee River Associates, a large commercial real estate firm. Rachelle is completing her MA in Public Administration at the University of Phoenix.