Sherylls Valladares Kahn

January 26th, 2018 | by admin

“I am passionate about research, policies, and practices that benefit communities most impacted by systemic oppression and structural racism. Having immigrated from Honduras to the U.S. as a child myself, I am very personally invested in supporting the well-being and success of immigrant children and their families. I particularly love working at SRC because our team approaches our work through an equity lens, and we strive to conduct research that values, respects, and is informed by the perspectives of all families.” 

Sherylls is able to methodically break down complex situations and problems, and enjoys helping  the SRC team and its partners strategize and collaborate around creative solutions.

Sherylls provides expertise on the design and management of research studies and data collection projects for school district,  state,  and other research partners. She has training in cost study methods and several early childhood assessment tools. She has experience working with large national datasets and has skills in survey design and development, as well as interview, focus group, and observational instrument development. She is also fully bilingual in Spanish and English. At SRC,  she leads the creation of program and system reports, develops data collection protocols and instruments, and supports data analysis and data management. She also trains and supervises a team of assessment coordinators, classroom observers,  and child assessors.

Sherylls has 15 years of experience in the early childhood field. She began her career as a research assistant at Child Trends, a nonprofit research organization in the District of Columbia. She earned a Ph.D. in Family Science and an M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy from the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College.