Sheila Small Staff Photo

Mrs. Small received her B.A in English from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, and her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.


Mrs. Small has 19 years of teaching experience. She is certified Gifted P-12. She earned National Board Certified Teacher status in 2000, and has taught at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels throughout the United States, and overseas. Mrs. Small also brings experience from the collegiate level, training and consulting, and from the aviation industry.


Mrs. Small was born in Columbus, Mississippi. She spent her youth living in the United States and Canada, where her father played professional football, and her mother was an educator. During her school years, she was active in band, theatre, church, and community service. Prior to graduating from the University of Mississippi, she attended Mississippi State University where she became the first African-American Diamond Girl for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs baseball team. While at the University of Mississippi, she was selected as a Rebel Recruiter, and was active in many campus organizations. She has been a teacher for 19 years, but has also served as a Diversity Training Specialist, Director of Intercultural Programs at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, Educational Consultant for Evans Newton, Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona, and as a Flight Attendant/Inflight Supervisor at Delta Air Lines. Mrs. Small is married to Alvin W. Small. They have two children and five grandchildren.