Speaker Profile

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo
Education Advocate & Candidate for State Representative HD 8
Dagnogo for Jobs and Education

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, M.Ed., a native Detroiter, is a hybrid Education Advocate, and Community Organizer, with more than two decades of combined public service leadership experience working with the Detroit City Council, and Detroit Public Schools. She demonstrates an unwavering commitment to social justice, and public education with an unparalleled approach to spark change on Detroit’s educational and political landscape, working with civic, faith, grassroots, and labor leadership to organize community engagement initiatives including Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Congressman Hansen Clarke, AFSCME, UAW, and the Michigan Democratic Party. Sherry has also led education projects funded by the City of Detroit, Great Start Collaborative, UCLA, and the foundation community. Her primary objective as a candidate for State Representative of Detroit’s 8th District is to advance policy to transform Public Education. WSU Graduate, B.S. and M.Ed.