Sheri Few is the daughter of an United States Air Force fighter pilot and retired general officer. She attended high school in England and college in Germany. Sheri recalls August 23, 1998 as being the most important day of her life, because it was the day she became a born-again believer.
Twenty years ago, as a concerned parent of three boys in public schools, Sheri Few founded South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (SCPIE), a grassroots organization committed to education excellence through the meaningful involvement of parents in their children’s education. In 2015, Sheri expanded the organization nationally to become United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), which has 20 state chapters and growing. Sheri currently serves as president of USPIE.
In 2003, Sheri Few was awarded the E.A. McDowell Award by the South Carolina Baptist Convention for “Exemplary Christian Service through Involvement in Public Education.” Sheri went on to receive the Eagle award from Phyllis Schlafly and Eagle Forum in appreciation of her service to God, family, and country.
Understanding children fare better in every measure of well-being when raised in two-parent families, Sheri Few worked for Palmetto Family Council to coordinate a statewide campaign to strengthen South Carolina’s marriages.
In 2007, Sheri Few nearly single-handedly lobbied against and defeated a bill that would mandate vaccines for 11-year-old girls to prevent a sexually transmitted disease. When Sheri began the fight against the mandatory vaccine, it had over 50 Republican sponsors in the SC House of Representatives.
Nearly a decade ago, Sheri Few led the fight in South Carolina to repeal the Common Core Standards. Sheri’s work led to resolutions for the repeal of Common Core by the SCGOP, 12 of the state’s largest GOPs, 13 Republican Women groups, and 15 TEA Party groups. Sheri organized the state into 5 regional chapters and created a massive collaborative effort to repeal the standards.
As co-author of four sexual risk avoidance curricula, Sheri Few has been a leader in the state for promoting and providing abstinence education services to youth in schools and communities. Out of respect for her work, Sheri was honored to receive an award from Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott for her service and dedication to the Sheriff’s Department’s Youth Services Division. Sheri also helped found the Midlands Women’s Center in her hometown to address crisis pregnancy and provide pregnant women and teens alternatives to abortion.
Sheri Few has been active in the South Carolina Republican Party (SCGOP) most of her adult life. Sheri served as a member of the SCGOP Executive Committee as a local chairman and as an executive committeeman. Sheri is past president of Kershaw County Republican Women and a Lifetime Member of the South Carolina General Assembly’s Women’s Caucus. Sheri served as a commissioner for Governor’s Campbell, Beasley, Sanford, and Haley. In 2010, Sheri was the Republican Nominee for the SC State House District 79, and in 2011, served as the South Carolina Director for the Bachmann for President Campaign. In 2014, Sheri was one of the top three candidates in a nine-candidate race narrowly missing the run-off for the Republican nomination for State Superintendent of Education. In this election, Sheri was endorsed by several state legislators and education leaders and nationally garnered the endorsements of Congressman Michelle Bachmann, Eagle Forum, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, and the conservative icon Richard Vigeurie.
Through her expertise in education policy, Sheri Few has participated in panels for national and local conferences, interviewed on nationally syndicated radio, and is frequently quoted in Breitbart and the Washington Times. Sheri is also the Executive Producer of a documentary set to be released this spring titled “Truth and Lies in American Education.” Over the last several months, Sheri and her daughter-in-law April Few having been travelling the state making presentations on Critical Race Theory (CRT). In their presentations they define CRT and show parents and other concerned citizens how to find it and eradicate it in their schools. The research they present proves CRT is being taught in all of the 11 SC school districts they have researched. Young teachers are first indoctrinated in the colleges of education and then CRT is brought in as a method of teaching through Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Relevant/Responsive Learning.
Sheri Few manages her state and national education policy work while also assisting her husband and sons in operating the family construction company. Sheri and her husband Marty have lived in Lugoff, South Carolina for more than thirty years where they raised their sons, all of whom graduated from public schools.