Shari is a passionate educator who has taught mathematics and life science in the Bentonville Public Schools and homeschooled her own children through Grade 9. She currently tutors students in various academic subjects and counsels students on college choice and life skills development. Shari holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education and biology from Drury University and a Secondary Education Certification in math and biology from the University of Arkansas. Shari and her husband Lamar have lived in Bentonville since 1970. They are active members of the Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas and together run a consulting business called Dovetail Homestead.