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Jameelah H. Shareef

Jameelah H. Shareef

Jameelah H. Shareef

Biography

Jameelah Shareef is a Wisconsin native. Born and raised in the city of Milwaukee, she spent many days during her childhood learning about the importance of community, business development, education, arts, and recreation. Because of her passion, Jameelah attended Milwaukee High School of the Arts and graduated in 1992. She went on to study performing arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Additionally, she was interested in teaching which eventually led her to earn a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Later she returned to the university to acquire a Masters in Nonprofit Management & Leadership. 

Jameelah has dedicated more than 20 years teaching and supervising in elementary and middle schools in the Milwaukee area, Massachusetts, and abroad. In 2003, she was named “Teacher of the Year” at Salam School where she taught for five years. In 2005 she worked as a Lead-teacher/Administrator for the K-2 students and staff and Jared C. Bruce Academy. From 2008-2012, Jameelah served as the Board President of Centers for Accelerated Learning & Creativity, Inc. (CALC); a grassroots nonprofit educational organization she founded to support youth’s creative and intellectual growth. In 2013, Jameelah traveled to Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) to work as an English teacher and help post-war stricken children learn English as a second language. During her second year at Soran International School, she was promoted to English Leader/Head of Department. The following year, Jameelah returned to the Unites States to further her career in administration. This time, working as an Academic Quality Controller and Principal for five years. 

In the summer of 2021, Jameelah returned to her hometown and now resides in Whitefish Bay, WI with her family. She continues her work in education by providing online instruction for children and adults nationwide. Her most recent appointment was a part-time faculty and instructor of English at Milwaukee Area Technical College and board member for Milwaukee Children’s Choir. 

Jameelah is the proud owner of ALIVE @ StudioJam, LLC and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with youth and adults in the Milwaukee area. She makes it a goal to connect with community leaders and organizations to help keep Milwaukee clean and safe. Through her business initiatives, she focuses on education, finance, and charitable works. Visit her at jameelahshareef.com to learn more about her programs, products, and services.