Stratford's School Leadership

    Sherry Adams -Founder & Chief Officer of Academics and School Culture
    Sherry founded Stratford School in 1999 and currently serves as Chief Officer of Academics and School Culture. With more than 30 years of experience in private preschool and elementary school education, Sherry has served as a mentor and master teacher, principal, trainer, regional coordinator, and Director of Educational Services. 

    As Stratford School’s Chief Officer of Academics and School Culture, she is responsible for the development and implementation of all educational and administrative programs. In addition, her management responsibilities include parent relations, human resources, training and leadership development, and overall quality assurance. Sherry embodies the spirit of Stratford School, "Summa spes, summa res," which in Latin means, “High hopes, high things”.

    Sherry holds a degree in Business Management from St. Mary’s College, an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and Program Director Permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. While attending St. Mary’s College, she received a "Distinguished Project Award" for the development and implementation of a human resource function within a private school organization.
    Matthew Wulfstat - President
    Matthew joined Stratford School as President in 2005. He has a Masters in Education from the Stanford University School of Education and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Matthew started his career at the Gorbachev Foundation organizing an international forum of current and former heads of state and other world leaders to address the major challenges facing the global community in the new millennium. He later joined Rosewood Capital, a San Francisco based private equity firm, where he was responsible for initiating the firm’s investment in Hooked on Phonics.

    He helped rebuild Hooked on Phonics and is especially proud of his role recruiting leading children’s editors and reading researchers to develop a unique program that has since been used by hundreds of thousands of children learning to read. Prior to joining Stratford, Matthew also served as a Principal at Partech International, a billion dollar international venture capital firm, and managed a rapidly growing business unit within eBay.

    Matthew has a passion for early childhood education. He has volunteered as a physical education teacher in East Palo Alto, Junior Achievement teacher in San Francisco, and Associate Advisor at Stanford University. He has been published in the Institute for International Education’s annual Open Doors publication on investing in education.