Sherlyn Michie


Early Head Start Coordinator

Pittsburgh Public Schools

"Who you are is how you lead."  My professional purpose is to positively impact the educational experiences of early learners and their families through leadership, compassion, and advocacy.

Bureau of Early Intervention Services



 Lisa Parker                                  Andrew Dietz
               Division Chief              Family Support Program Manager


  • Participated on the PA Family Support and Home Visiting Conference team. 
  • Identified 3 speakers for conference sessions. 
  • Developed a networking activity called "Ask Me About" for home visitors and family support professionals, where they will share their story in a focused and meaningful way. 
  • Co-facilitated multiple networking sessions designed to encourage participants to leave the conference with at least one new professional contact with whom they can connect when they return home.

+ Employment History

October 2016

Early Head Start Program Coordinator

Pittsburgh, Public Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

August 2010

Early Head Start Home Visitor

Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh, PA

March 2009

Mental Health Clinician (In-Home Therapist)

Holy Family Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

March 2008

Residential Treatment Facility Coordinator

Holy Family Institute
Pittsburgh, PA

Ph.D., Educational Leadership (in process)

Point Park University 
Pittsburgh, PA

M.S., Applied Developmental Psychology

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

B.A., Psychology

Hampton University
Hampton, VA

What I hope to gain by being an OCDEL Policy Fellow is a deeper understanding of the state policy making process so that I can better position myself to effect change by empowering parents and teachers to advocate for our youngest and most vulnerable learners.