Over the span of her career, Sheila has had the privilege of serving children and young adults, ages three to twenty-one, of varied ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. She comes with relevant experience from many different educational settings: preschool, elementary resource and self-contained; high school resource; alternative high school, 6-12th grade residential treatment facility for at-risk youth, public charter school, public homeschool and Preschool -12th grade public school. Within those setting, she has been a teacher, an assistant principal, a special education director, a single site principal of a K-12 school, and a district-wide principal of 10 small remote schools.
Sheila believes that schools are the places where community members come together to work for a better future. A school should be a place where children, and adults alike, feel safe, have ownership in their learning, take risks, learn that quality products come through revision, hold themselves and each other accountable for quality work, celebrate successes, encourage and model good character, communicate with others, and work to set goals and attain the skills needed to be successful in the future.
When she's not at school, Sheila especially enjoys spending time with her immediate family and her church family. She also enjoys running, hiking, cross country skiing, hunting, gardening and berry picking.
Other fun facts ... Sheila is a drummer, a published author, and she once visited Rwanda, Africa.