Shamira was born in Dallas, Texas, and moved to Atlanta when she was eight years old. The youngest of three, she knew from elementary school that she would work in education. She originally wanted to be a teacher until she worked as an elementary paraprofessional as a college student. She realized she wanted to foster the social-emotional aspect of education.
Shamira earned her BA in Psychology, MEd in School Counseling, and is currently a doctoral student of Psychology. She is in her 21st year of counseling with experience working with students Pre-K through college.
She is the proud mother of a 16-year-old son whom she loves to spend time with. Her hobbies include crafting and event planning.