Shareesa Bollers is a proud Guyanese-American. She was born and raised in Guyana, and attended high school in Philadelphia. She is a Gates Millennium Scholar and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Literature & Theatre and Masters of Arts in Teaching English from Bard College.
English Teacher Shareesa Bollers
Sharessa developed a passion for teaching at age 12 after she opened her own summer school in her village and realized the severity of the education gap in students who attend schools in poor neighborhoods. Since her first teaching experience, she has made a commitment to reducing the education gap and has taught in New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Costa Rica and China during her college summers and gap semester.
Sharessa works to build a safe and welcoming community in her classroom by respecting students intelligence, and challenging them to push themselves beyond their known potential. She encourages and promotes creativity, curiosity, reflection, and enthusiasm in her lessons. She looks forward to forming strong bonds with her students, and helping them to become better citizens. In 2010, she wrote a children’s book entitled “Something about Federer.”
Shareesa is currently an English Teacher at Westchester Secondary Charter School. When not teaching, she enjoys reading, exercising, theatre, poetry, traveling and community service.