About the Author

Shari and her husband have been residents of the City of Frederick for decades. Shari has a BA and MS in Early Childhood Education, spent many years as a Childhood Curriculum Specialist and Family Involvement Supervisor in with Frederick County Public Schools, and presently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Hood College and a Professional Developer for Head Start in Frederick. Her professional and volunteer work has been recognized by too many awards to list here, but includes Maryland’s Top 100 Women (2006), a Teaching Excellence Award (2012), Educator of The Year, Maryland PTA (2013) and Humanitarian of the Year from Hood College (2017). She is the founder and president of Children of Incarcerated Parents in Frederick.

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Support the Frederick County-based Children of incarcerated Parents Partnership

Children of incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP) is a non profit, non sectarian, all volunteer organization that I founded more than 15 years ago. After having a Dad who spent some time in jail, I decided that … [Read more...]