Sheila DeMartini is a Bay Area native who attended both grammar and high school in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. An alumni from St. Timothy School in San Mateo, and Notre Dame High School in Belmont, Catholic education has always been an integral part of her life. Sheila studied nursing in college, and found that her passion was centered around patient education. After a bit of soul searching, she realized that her gifts and talents in regards to education would be best utilized in a school setting. She started as an instructional aide at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and after earning her Multiple Subject Credential, she was hired as a 1st grade teacher at OLMC. Sheila has been a 3rd grade homeroom teacher as well. She now teaches Middle School math and is the Dean of Student Life.
A social person, Sheila recalls receiving a check for “Needs Improvement” on her report cards growing up under the category of Self-Control due to her chatty nature! She always perceived nursing to be her passion because she could communicate with others and make a positive difference in their lives during a vulnerable time. Through her experience in nursing school, she realized that she loved interacting with her patients and educating them in order to be the best versions of themselves. Sheila realized that a clinical setting was not the best fit for her, and so she explored working with children. She soon realized that she could educate the youth and impact many lives through teaching. She is embarking on her 5th year of teaching and can safely say that she is where she is meant to be!
Sheila is passionate about educating the whole-child. While she is aware that academics are essential, she finds great value in the social and emotional well-being of her students and strives to show them that they are honored and loved. She sees the importance of emotional intelligence, and aims to help her students develop all aspects of themselves while they are under her care.
Sheila and her husband welcomed baby Brady George into their family on April 13, 2020 and they have been enjoying their little bundle of joy! Sheila loves to run and go on coastal walks in her town of Pacifica. She recently discovered that she makes delicious chocolate chip cookies, and is always looking to share her treats with others!
sdemartini (at) mountcarmel.org