Sheila C. Daniels (R)
Incumbent Candidate, Board of Education
I have lived on Daniels Farm for 26 years. with my husband, Bob.
We have two daughters, Molly and Jessie who are in college.
I have a degree in elementary education.
I work as an assistant to the Middletown School Readiness Grant Coordinator.
I am a member and secretary to the Middletown School Readiness Council.
I am also a member of: Opportunity Knocks, Middlesex Coalition for Children, Substance Abuse Prevention Council, Wesleyan’s Center for Community Partnerships Advisory Board, the Middletown Lions Club and MHS Project Graduation.
I am a parishioner of St. Francis Church.
My degree in education and work related to the field are a plus for me as a BOE member.
I am in my 4th year as a Board of Education member.
I am the BOE representative to Middletown High School.
I serve on the following committees:
District Data Team
Middletown High Advisory Board
I have served on the following:
Recognitions & Relationships Committee (Chair)
Qualifications for the position
My mantra has been and continues to be the following - Politics is one’s vehicle to the position, leave it at the door and sit at the table with only the best interests of the educational well-being of students and support of teachers and staff in mind.
I believe I bring a fresh set of eyes to the Board from a parent and staff support perspective.
My focus is always on what will best serve the students educationally and what will best support the staff.
Reasons for running
I am running to serve my community. I enjoyed my involvement as a parent and my election to the BOE four years ago was the culmination of that involvement. I still want to be involved and feel I have much to offer in this capacity.
I have always had an interest in education and young people.
I believe in Middletown’s Public School System and want to offer my support and help.
I am impressed by the dedication of the teachers to the district and want to support their efforts to educate our students.
I want to see all of our students achieve to their highest potential and become successful adults and assets to our community.
I want to improve the over-all climate of our schools for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members.