After graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994 Sheriden started her teaching career at St John Fishers Catholic School, Harrogate as a PE teacher, moving quickly into the role of Year Leader. After 9 years she joined Harrogate High School and became Assistant Principal of Deep Support; working within Outwood Grange Academies Trust within the first NLE School. After 7 Years on the Leadership Team, Sheriden moved to the East Riding of Yorkshire, Longcroft School, where she was Assistant Headteacher, Director of Inclusion. She has returned to Outwood Academy Ripon as Vice Principal. Sheriden believes that education is about ensuring that all students have equal access to a fully inclusive curriculum with the support, care and guidance to make the correct life choices.
Outside of work Sheriden is a keen netballer and plays in the Yorkshire wide County Netball League.