Sheila Fullerton is a married mother of two and has recently been promoted to the role of grandmother. Sheila has a love for literature, that inspired her to pursue a career in teaching, with a view to developing a keen love of and for literature in the next generation.
Sheila teaches English Language and English Literature to students in Years 8 to Year 14 inclusive. She is passionate about education and raising and improving literacy and communication skills, as literacy not only enriches lives, but also aids the development of skills enabling individuals to provide for themselves and their family.
Sheila’s pathway into teaching was not the ‘traditional one’, and she fought hard to return to education, as a mature student at the age of 25. She subsequently graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast four years later with a B.Ed. (Hons) First Class in English Literature. Sheila is determined to work hard to ensure that everyone, irrespective of age or gender, can access educational and career pathways so that they too, may achieve their goals, and improve their standard of living for themselves and their family.
Sheila lives in Bellaghy, a village in Mid Ulster, where she happily raised her family and looks forward to watching the next generation of her family grow and develop. Sheila believes that it is important to protect, sustain and develop communities, like Bellaghy in the Mid Ulster District, as these small communities are the building blocks upon which the wider infrastructure of society rests. She will work relentlessly to acquire increased development, investment, and support for education, health care and infrastructure to help sustain and improve life for everyone in the area.