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Special education educator

Sheral Lee Speaks Schowe, American special education educator. License therapeutic recreation specialist; certified special education instructor; certified education administration. Named Education of Handicapped of Year Mental Retardation Association, 1982, Woman of Year Salt Lake City JayCees, 1982; recipient Outstanding Contribution to Fitness award Utah Gov's. Council on Health & Physical Fitness, 1990.


Schowe, Sheral Lee Speaks was born on June 14, 1953 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Veral John and Myrtle Lee (Hunter) Speaks.


Bachelor degree, Brigham Young University, 1977. Master degree, Brigham Young University, 1979. Associate of Arts, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho, 1974.

Fellow, Gallaudet College, 1978.


Assistant California Judicial Education and Research, Berkeley. Coordinator Cottonwood Elementary Community School, Holladay, Utah. Founder, coordinator handicap services Granite District Community Education, Salt Lake City.

Founder, coordinator independent living skills program Hartvigsen Community School. Area director, executive director Utah Special Olympics, Sandy. Owner Educational Behavior Consultant.

Fund raising consultant non-profit organizations. Special education instructor Granite School Dist, Salt Lake City. Resource instructor Oquirrh Hills Elementary, since 2003.

Developer, instructor Transition Intervention program for Behaviorally Disordered Elementary Students, since 1994. Owner, director Wasatch Academy Wine. Wine educator The Art of Wine, Park City, Utah.

Instructor wine education programs University Utah, Granite Adult Education and Westminster College, Salt Lake City.


  • License therapeutic recreation specialist. Certified special education instructor. Certified education administration.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member architectural barriers committee Salt Lake 504 Council, 1978-1980. Member Salt Lake County Community Development Citizens Advisory Council, 1981, vice chair, 1982, chair, 1983. Member panel Salt Lake County Title XX Advisory Council, 1984-1987.

President, moderator Presbyterian Women United Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1992, 93, deacon, 1992, 93, 94. Vice president Parent-Teachers Association Truman Elementary School, 1991, 92, 93, Parent-Teachers Association representative 1992, 93, teacher vice president, member Granite District Council. Representative Granite Education Association, 1992, 93.

Deacon Community of Grace Presbyterian Church, 2003, 04, 05. Member Utah Community Education Association (Professional Community Educator of Year 1987), National Association Special Olympics Professionals (board directors 1990), Council Exceptional Children, Zonta (service committee chair 1987, board directors 1988, public relations chair 1990, '91, Soviet Art Exch.chair 1991, '92, '93), Executive Women's Service Organization, Russian Cultural Exchange Program (chair 1992, 93), Presbyterian Women's Association, Society Wine Educators.


Married Derryll Boyd Schowe, August 7, 1982 (divorced 1996). 1 child, Devin.

Veral John Speaks

Myrtle Lee (Hunter) Speaks

Derryll Boyd Schowe

Devin Schowe