Sherrice is an attorney in Boardman Clark’s School Law Practice Group. Sherrice brings unique perspective and insight to the firm’s school law practice, having represented the second-largest public school district in Wisconsin for seven years prior to joining the firm. While working for the Madison Metropolitan School District (“District”), Sherrice first served as the Coordinator of Progressive Discipline, overseeing and ensuring adherence to the student disciplinary plan and practices. Sherrice subsequently served as the Interim Title IX Coordinator, and then, more recently, as the Associate General Counsel with a focus in special education. During her tenure at the District, Sherrice represented the District’s interest in mediations, IEP team meetings, manifestation determination reviews, section 504 team meetings, expulsion hearings, and suspension appeal meetings. Sherrice also provided consultative services in the areas of family law, McKinney Vento matters, ADA, student enrollment matters, and Title IX. In addition to these duties, Sherrice organized numerous student programs, including anti-bullying campaigns and LGBTQIA+ student-support initiatives. Prior to her work with the District, Sherrice served as a criminal prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, IL.
Presentations, Publications, & Contributions
Sherrice has orchestrated annual training on special topics in education, including:
- Summer school (ESY) extended school year for students with disabilities
- Anti-student bullying
- Seclusion and physical restraint
- Title IX
- FERPA - student confidentiality and privacy rights
- Student constitutional rights in schools
- CPS mandatory reporting (child protective services)
- Policy Investigation, Interrogation, Arrest, and Search
Sherrice also presented with Boardman Clark attorney Matt Bell at the Wisconsin Association of School Board's 2022 State Education Convention on the subject of What Districts Need to Know about Seclusion and Restraint.
- J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 2010
- B.A., U.S. History, Brown University, 2005
Sherrice’s Latest Writing & Presentations
Seventh Circuit Upholds Transgender Students’ Right to Use Bathroom and Locker Rooms Consistent with Gender Identity
School Law FYI | 01.30.24
In August 2023, in A.C. v. Metro. Sch. Dist. Of Martinsville, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal court of appeals governing Wisconsin, affirmed and expanded on its 2017 decision in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District. The court affirmed that the students were likely to succeed on the merits of their claims against the districts because the districts’ refusals constituted discrimination on the basis of sex.