Sharon Schafer-Spier is the mother of Dawn and Jeff and the stepmother to Mary Anne . She was born in Stoneybrook and then moved to California afer high school where she married Jack Schafer . After Sharon and Jack divorced, Sharon moved back to Stoneybrook with Dawn and Jeff. She dated a man named Trip in book #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke but eventually married her high school sweetheart Richard Spier . Sharon is a very lovable person but is very absent minded. Sharon, along with her children, is a vegetarian. Her middle name is Emerson and her first last name was Porter.