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San Domenico School News & Events

#FacesOfSD: Meet Shari Byrnes, Lower and Middle Schools Administrative Assistant

Shari Byrnes


As a graduate of Dominican University with a BA in Art, Shari worked for a nonprofit art center called ArtWorks Downtown in San Rafael for six years. In 2006, Shari began working for Ross School as School Secretary and Registrar. She came to San Domenico in July, 2017, and now serves as the Administrative Assistant for Grades K-8.

“The physical beauty is surpassed only by the kindness of my school community.”


Richmond, Kentucky

Why did you choose to work at San Domenico?

I was THRILLED to be offered the job, as LeaAnne’s assistant.

What is your favorite annual event at SD?

The Garden Fair

Do you have any hidden talents?

I am a painter.

What makes a “good day” at school?

Healthy students and staff!

What is your favorite place in the world?

Florence, Italy

When do you feel joyful?

When I am with my kids.

What is your ideal weekend?

Being outdoors with family and friends.

What are your “trapped on a desert island” books or movies?

Books: Jane Eyre and any art books. Movies: Apollo 13 and Sense and Sensibility

What academic accomplishments have filled you with pride?

Graduating Magna Cum Laude in Art.

Anything else you would like people to know about you?

I am SO happy to work at San Domenico!