Sherri Foster is a Prevention Specialist. This month she celebrated 18 years with Gateway. She started off as a Coordinator for the Resource Mothers Program, where Resource Mothers met with eligible mothers to be during their pregnancy, educating them on staying healthy and making sure they receive prenatal care and met with them through the baby’s first birthday, as well as teaching parenting skills. She also was Coordinator for the Mental Health Grant, which offered programs to middle schools students. The program included education in substance abuse, problem solving, self-esteem, making decisions, tobacco and basic communication skills.
She facilitated groups at Brighton Middle schools for 8 years and the her students called her “Mama Foster”. She currently does prevention education at Rutledge Middle school and focuses on developing personal and interpersonal skills to resist internal and external pressures to use drugs. She also facilitates an after school program to middle school students in the Midfield Community.
Ms. Foster has been working with children, adolescents for over 25 years. She lives and teaches by this quote: "Children don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care."
Sherri is happily divorced. She has one son Brandon who will be graduating from Holy Family Cristo Rey High School, and will be attending the University of South Alabama in the fall. She also has a foster son and loves being a foster parent. She loves to travel to the beach and mountains. She loves NBA Miami “Heat” and Alabama Roll Tide. She enjoys watching movies, especially “Horror” and spending time with family.
Posted on Fri, May 11, 2012
by Karin Park