Ann Sherman is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Ann started her teaching career as a high school science and math teacher after earning a B.Sc.Ed. from StFX university. She moved to elementary school teaching and earned a grad degree in Leadership and then an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from UNB. She ended her public school teaching career as a school administrator in Fort McMurray before completing a Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham and moving on to teaching at the university level. She has been in university settings since 1996 and continues to teach and research in the areas of early learning, formative assessment, inquiry based science, and the connections between all three. She is currently responsible for numerous professional learning opportunities for classroom teachers across New Brunswick and she works closely with the NB Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.