Meet the Staff: Sharon Ng
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is a small but mighty team. We are parents, community leaders, and public school advocates. Our staff represents a wide array of ages, languages, and countries of origin. One thing we share in common: our passion for public education as a foundation of a liveable city for everyone.
This week, meet Sharon Ng, our Enrollment Coordinator.
I've spent the past decade developing global education programs (mostly summer camps and after school program) in both New York and San Francisco.
I come to PPS-SF with a project management experience including launching a sellout girls maker camp called Curious Jane, two profitable after-school programs along with two babysitting coops that have saved parents in my community thousands of dollars by providing reliable childcare. I am excited about empowering young girls and have started a STEM, Singapore math club and a mother-daughter Girls Leadership book club and am also the Vice President of the PTA at Daniel Webster Elementary..
Why you choose to do this work:
I really enjoy helping fellow parents. When I moved from New York three years ago, it was challenging navigating the SFUSD school application process. I understand the frustration the parents might feel and just want to reassure them that we have wonderfully, diverse schools in San Francisco. I am here to translate and simplify what might be a confusing process. I love to reassure parents that its going to be okay and they got this!
Fun fact about you (outside of work):
I never had a dog growing up because of pet allergies and I was kind of scared of them. Last year, my family bought a miniature poodle named Qiqi to whom I am besotted - she has become my third daughter and I am her mommy! This goes to show, "you can teach an old dog new tricks" and get over unfounded fears! No one loves you unconditionally more than a dog. It's a wonderful feeling!
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. RUMI