Shari has served as RCC Dean of Instruction, CTE Division, since 2020. She is a tenured Professor of Early Childhood Education, having served the RCC District from 1990.   She has played a key role in providing services to meet the economic and workforce development needs of the Riverside community.  In her position as head of the School of Education and Teacher Preparation Department, she has led the training of community college students to teach young children.  Shari is a highly experienced educator, having taught preschool, public school, primary and secondary, and having served in many leadership roles throughout her career. She received a BS in Health Science Education at Brigham Young University, attended CSU Long Beach receiving both master’s degree and Early Childhood Specialist (Ed.S.), then earned a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.