Sheryl Mathis became the Executive Director of OEA in December, 2013.
Sheryl has more than 35 years of professional experience in education. Before coming to Ohio, she was the Executive Director of the Arizona Education Association (AEA) where her leadership brought financial stability to an organization coping with the challenge of membership losses caused by the elimination of payroll deduction. Under her tutelage, AEA moved to a culture of organizing and she played an instrumental role in the creation of Arizona Wins, a progressive coalition, which quickly became a force in electoral politics.
A native of Texas, Sheryl began her career as a classroom teacher in the Putnam City School District in Oklahoma City, OK.