Sheila concentrates her work on early childhood, primarily child care, preschool and home visitation. She also coordinates the advocacy and lobbying work at the state capitol.
She has received numerous awards for her advocacy work around early childhood issues from the Iowa Head Start Association, the Association for the Education of Young Children and Early Childhood Iowa.
Sheila holds degrees in sociology and psychology from the University of Iowa. She resides with her family in Fort Dodge.