Sheila is running for re-election to the Amity Board of Education, where she has been a member since September 2014. She was previously elected to the Board of Assessment Appeals serving from 2013 to 2015, and prior to that served two terms on the Woodbridge Board of Education, to which she was first elected in 2005. While a member of the WBOE, Sheila served as board Secretary for two years, and Chairman for four years.
Her combined experience on both the Woodbridge and the Amity BOEs provides unique insight, which she brings to her leadership role as Chair of the Amity BOE’s Ad Hoc Shared Services Committee exploring options for expanding Amity to become a K-12 district while ensuring we retain local control of our schools. She participated as a member of the negotiating team for several union contracts at both Beecher and Amity, and was also actively involved in the Superintendent search process for the Woodbridge School District in 2005, and the Amity School District in 2018. Sheila also has been a member of three separate School Building Committees, including the committee which oversaw the completion of the 2016 Beecher renovation project.
Sheila and her husband have lived in Woodbridge since 1997 and have three grown children who graduated from the Beecher and Amity school districts. She enjoys genealogy research and has traced her maternal lines back to several of the families who settled Woodbridge in the 1660s.
To her work on the Amity BOE Sheila brings a professional background in communications and public relations, including past positions with the United Nations Department of Public Information, Yale University, and her current job at Woodbridge Town Hall as Communications Director and Grant Writer. In addition, she has wide-ranging experience serving on the Board of Directors for several local non-profits, including the Amity Teen Center and the East Side Burying Ground Association. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts and Advertising from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.