Sherri Arabia

Principal, John Webster School
School District of Philadelphia
2020 Neubauer Fellow
Grade Level
PreK - 5th
Student Enrollment
School/Org Neighborhood
M.A. Administration, Principal Certification, Gwynedd Mercy University
B.A. Elementary Education, Holy Family University
"I chose to become a Neubauer Fellow to grow as a leader. I am honored and excited to be a Neubauer Fellow and am looking forward to taking my learnings back to Webster School."

Sherri has served as the principal of John Webster School since 2015. Under her leadership, John Webster School increased their AIMSweb Assessment score by 9.2%. Students meeting minimum growth in reading increased 16.7% and students reading on grade level increased 10.6%. Additionally, the school’s School Progress Report (SPR) increased 12% overall. This includes a 5% increase in achievement, a 24% increase in progress and a 7% improvement in climate.

Sherri has been an educator since 1992. Prior to becoming a principal, Sherri served as a teacher, a school growth teacher and an assistant principal. Under Sherri’s leadership Webster has received a School District of Philadelphia Modernization Grant, a Teacher-Leader Collaborative Grant (Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders) and a Good to Great Grant. In addition, Webster is now a designated Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Education Community School. Sherri grew up Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Little Flower High School.