“It takes many after-hours meetings and tedious work to make these programs happen, and she just volunteered for it– even with everything she has going on,” said one parent to describe her commitment.
Shelli Sherman’s running list of community contributions goes all the way back to 1998 when her family first moved to Castro Valley. She started in the Castro Valley Mother’s Club to get to know more local families, but her involvement snowballed as she got to know the community.
“I just jumped right in with both feet,” Shelli said. “I felt like the kids and schools are so important for our community. I wanted my own kids to know that it was important to me and it wasn’t about telling them, it was about doing.”
After dipping her toes in the Castro Valley Mother’s Club, her running list of organizations includes Independent Elementary School’s PTA and Site Council, the PTA at Canyon Middle School, The Castro Valley Educational Foundation, she coached little league, all in addition to her work in the medical field and teaching position at the Castro Valley Adult School.