Morah Shira grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Temple University. She has worked in several different school settings and with different age groups - she taught at Center City Jewish Preschool for a number of years, as well as High School English in the School District of Philadelphia, where she was honored to be named a Teacher of the Year in 2007. Morah Shira lives in South Philadelphia with her family.