In the fall of 1990, Sheila returned to school and earned a Masters degree in Social Work, and simultaneously, also a Masters degree in Public Health.
Her final internship placement during her second year was with the newly-formed Special Needs Clinic, and she went to work there after getting her degrees.
Sheila was a successful student at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree.
In addition to her academic success, she was also a Massachusetts finalist in the Betty Crocker Homemakers contest.
In her senior year, the Boston Archdiocese awarded her a full scholarship to the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., where she earned a degree in philosophy.