Parent, Chief Joseph K-3
Sheelagh is a mom of four children, three of whom currently attend Chief Joseph K-3 in North Portland. Though none of her own children are in The Shadow Project, Sheelagh is a familiar face in the school and volunteers frequently in her children’s classrooms. She is currently a private respite care provider for a home-schooled kindergarten-aged child with Down’s Syndrome.
With a bachelor of arts in Spanish and sociology from University of California at Santa Barbara, Sheelagh considered a career in special education and at one point worked as a paraeducator.
“I am intrigued by the sensory needs the Shadow Project addresses with its SuperSensory Literacy Spaces, and how children can improve their calm and focus in the classroom,” she says.