OUR STAFFHelen Shere
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Arts in Teaching, University of Indianapolis, 2016 2015 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow Bachelors of Arts in Molecular Biology, Yeshiva University, 2013
Mrs. Helen Shere
My name is Helen Shere, and I am a science teacher at Shortridge High School. I completed my Master of Arts in Teaching in 2016 at the University of Indianapolis as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and spent the 2016-17 year teaching biology at Herron High School. Before discovering my passion for teaching, I did bench research studying the genetics of breast cancer at multiple universities, including my alma mater, Yeshiva University, where I earned a Bachelor’s in Biology in 2013.
I married my best friend, Nat, one month after graduating college in 2013. He is a cybersecurity analyst who loves mentoring students interested in computer science. We have 2 friendly cats, Tiggy and Homer, and aspire to one day add a dog to our family. We love hiking, science outreach, and exploring new places around the city.
As a science teacher, I adore learning about the natural world, and I believe that the crux of science is in asking good questions. My my goal as a teacher is to inspire my students to ask questions about the world around them, and to help them develop the skills they need to pursue the answers to their questions.