Sheri grew up in the Bay Area of California where she was exposed to diverse cultures and experiences. This early exposure opened her mind and heart and informed many of her life decisions. She attended San Jose State University and received her B.A. in Social Sciences with a concentration in Behavior. Knowing she wanted to work with children, she went on to gain her Cross-Cultural Language Acquisition Development K-8 Credential while teaching first grade, full-time.
She moved to Raleigh, NC in her late twenties and began teaching for the Wake County Public School System. While working with students from underserved communities, she became passionate about educational equity when she saw how systemic barriers in education prevented students from receiving equality in their education. As a result, over the years, she has worked in various capacities to help close the education gap for students who are denied essential educational resources.
Sheri has been married to her husband, Bryan, for twenty-four years. They are new empty-nesters as their daughter is a Freshman at the University of Vermont. In her free time, Sheri enjoys hiking, baking, reading, traveling, being with friends and watching every episode of The Great British Baking Show.