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Sherri Cripe

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication 

  • MESA Bullying Program Manager
Lilly Hall of Life Sciences Room 4-L41
915 W State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

 General Information

Primary Responsibilities
Sherri Cripe is the Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) School Bullying Prevention Director. She is responsible for implementing this new effort in the MESA program. Cripe will be working with rural and high-poverty schools across Indiana to address bullying prevention.

Prior to this position, she was the assistant superintendent at Elwood Community School Corporation and an elementary principal at Morocco Elementary. Cripe has been an educational leader for the past nine years and was previously a teacher at Delphi Community School Corporation for 22 years.  She has numerous years’ experience in writing and managing grants, and has secured more than $697,400.00 in competitive grant funding over the past nine years to support initiatives for the school corporations in which she has worked. 

She currently lives in Delphi with her husband, Craig. They have two children and one fur baby. In her free time, Cripe enjoys traveling, reading, playing board games, and spending time with her family.

Ph.D., Education, Indiana State University, in process 
Educational Specialist, Indiana State University, 2018
Principal Licensure K-12, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012
M.Ed., Education, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2003
Early Childhood/Kindergarten Endorsement, Indiana University, 2000
B.S., Visual Arts Education K-12, Manchester College, 1990

Department Responsibilities
Cripe works with rural and high-poverty schools across Indiana to address bullying prevention through the Department of Justice and National Council for School Safety STOP grant.  

Research Interests
Bullying prevention
Impact of bullying on marginalized communities
Cognitive neuroscience and learning
Education-related issues
Social emotional learning

Grants & Projects
MESA/Purdue University Department of Justice STOP School Violence grant

Professional Presentations
Cripe, S.L., Hagan, B. Wessel, B. Hoover, K., Martin, R. (2018) Developing an Instructional Model to Improve Teaching and Learning. Presented at the Indiana Association of School Principals Fall Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cripe, S.L. (2018) You Had Me at Data. Presented at the annual Indiana Principal Leadership Institute Showcase of Schools, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Cripe, S.L. (2017). The ABC's of Critical Conversations: Helping Your Team Be Better Not Bitter. Presented at the annual Indiana Principal Leadership Institute Showcase of Schools, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Awards & Honors
Elementary Principal of the Year, District One, 2018
Indiana Teacher of the Year, semi-finalist, 2011
Making a Difference Award, Delphi Chamber of Commerce, 2009
Outstanding Education Professional, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2003

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2061 USA, (765) 494-8423

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