Natalie Sheppard, Commissioner

Natalie Sheppard

Natalie Sheppard, Commissioner

Board Liaison to:
Schools 4, 20, 41, 42, Edison Career and Technical High School, Rochester Early College International High School, Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, and Rochester Early Childhood Education Center

Term Expires: December 2021

Natalie Sheppard joined the Board in January 2018. She was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Natalie takes pride in doing her part in assisting with the improvement of her community. Her greatest strength is her ability to create and implement innovative solutions to identified problems. Her passion is working with youth and families. Natalie Sheppard has her master’s degree in Social Work and currently works for Children Awaiting Parents. She is also an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Roberts Wesleyan College and serves as an Advisory Council Member for Action for a Better Community’s New Direction program. Previously, Natalie has worked for the Urban League of Rochester as a Program Coordinator; Monroe County Children’s Detention Center as an Intake Worker at the Crisis Nursery; and Monroe BOCES 1 as a Paraprofessional and Associate Teacher. Working with children and families through these capacities have helped shape Natalie into the Youth and Families’ Advocate that she is today. Natalie currently lives in Rochester, NY with her daughter where she continues to support various community organizations and initiatives.

Natalie wholeheartedly believes and lives by the motto: ​“It takes a village to raise a child.”