The Hartman Home

Before joining the Ohio Teaching-Family Association in 2002, Fred and Sherri Hartman had been Family Teachers at Girls and Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska for 15 years. They now reside in Springfield Township in a large home on a quiet cul-de-sac. The Hartman home is located close to schools, jobs, services, and the YMCA.

Fred and Sherri have earned certification 14 times as teaching family parents. Sherri received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Bellevue University in Omaha, Nebraska. Fred has a background in construction and attended college in Omaha. The Hartmanís spent 4 years as missionaries in Alaska and California before entering full-time youth care.

Fred and Sherri have two adult children and one teenage boy of their own. They have had 80 children live with them at Girls and Boys Town. Many of the children who have lived with the Hartmanís maintain an on-going relationship with Fred and Sherri.

The Hartmanís and the boys in their home enjoy participating in outdoor activities including picnics, hiking, fishing, camping, skiing, and bike riding. Fred enjoys teaching outdoor skills. Sherri enjoys the traditional role of homemaker and is a wonderful cook. She also teaches the youth the skills involved in making a home. Sherri creates a comfortable environment for the youth in her home. Birthdays and holidays are a special time in the Hartman home. Fred and Sherri incorporate many traditions in each celebration.

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