Phone: Building Phone: 651-744-3349 Office: 651-325-2500
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, TC Master of Education/Curriculum & Instruction, University of Minnesota, TC
A couple of questions for Ms. Shariff...
Q: What’s your favorite color?
A: Without a doubt, it’s purple!
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
A: I love to read, cook, bake, go watch a soccer match, create something interesting, explore new places, visit bookstores and museums, meet interesting authors, and spend time with my family and friends.
Q: What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
A: Romanesco broccoli: it’s a perfectly cool fractal combination of math and nature, all in a delicious cauliflower-y bite!
Q: Do you have a favorite book or author?
A: It’s hard to say just one, but I love the Harry Potter series. I also love some Twin Cities authors: Kate DiCamillo and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Guess which of those two authors I have met?!
Q: Do you have any collections?
A: Yes! I collect interesting rocks and minerals and autographed books. This past summer, we went agate hunting in Grand Marais-so fun! I also have over 100 autographed books, some from author book signings, but mostly from when I worked in a bookstore in Chicago.
Q: Wait, did you live in Chicago?
A: I was born and grew up in Chicago, and moved to Saint Paul awhile back. I love it here, even when winter bites at you! Now, I live in Oakdale with my husband, Nathan, and my dog, Murphy. We like to walk around the neighborhood and on trails, but love to hang out in the backyard and watch Murphy tearing through the yard trying to catch birds. She's not very good at it, but she keeps trying!
PS: Parents: I look forward to communicating with you about your child. I will do my very best to reply to correspondence within 24 hours, but usually do not respond to email during the school day. ***If you have an urgent, time-sensitive message, please call the main office (not the classroom) at 651.325.2500, and a message to the classroom will be delivered promptly. For anything not time sensitive, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR call my classroom phone to leave a message at 651.744.3349.