Anissa Sharief was born and raised in San Jose, California. She is the youngest daughter of five girls. She received a BA in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Child Development at CSU, Chico, where her love of nature, old houses, and riding bicycles was also born. She holds two teaching credentials, as well as EL certification. Anissa is qualified to teach in K-8 classrooms, as well as high school English. Her passion is working with students who speak English as a second language, and she also adores working with students whom are learning the ropes of the high school educational experience. She is very happy to be a resident of Oakland after two years teaching abroad and is very excited to work at Unity High!