Maine Coast Semester

Sheryl Stearns

Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid


Sheryl Stearns

Prior to joining the Chewonki community, Sheryl worked for six years as the Director of Enrollment and Marketing at Lincoln Academy. Sheryl comes to Chewonki with thirteen years of experience in both domestic and international admissions and recruitment. She believes in the transformative power of the natural environment, particularly that of Mid-Coast Maine, and has a deep appreciation for experiential learning. Sheryl is also passionate about social justice and enjoys cultivating new relationships with students and families from various backgrounds, in an effort to further nurture a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity. Sheryl earned both her M.A. in German Language and Literature and B.A. in German and Political Science from Middlebury College.

In the Community

Sheryl is an adventurer at heart and outdoors enthusiast. Having visited more than 50 countries and much of the United States, Sheryl has a passion for travel. She also enjoys canoeing, nature photography, chasing sunsets, and hiking. When she’s not wandering through the woods or walking along the coastline, Sheryl enjoys exploring local flea markets, antique shops, botanical gardens, and the small towns and historical sites of northern New England. Sheryl and her family live in Bristol, Maine.

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