Shela has sixteen years of experience as a Montessori educator and entrepreneur. She owns and operates two Montessori Schools, Bright Scholars Montessori and Pre-School Inc. and Heritage Montessori Inc., at three locations in Mississauga and Oakville. Shela has a B.A. degree in philosophy, political science, and history as well as a Montessori Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Shela’s voluntary contributions to the community are extensive. She is an Executive Board Member of CDRCP (Child Development Resource Connection Peel), ADCO (Association Of Day Care Operators), and EFFORT (Extended Family Forum Offering Relief and Trust), as well as Chair of ADCO’s Walkathon supporting Children’s Hospitals in Ontario.
Shela is a member of CCMA (Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators), MTANA (Montessori Teachers Association of North America), Mississauga Board of Trade, Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre, and Chamber of Commerce. She was the Co-owner of Montessori Teacher’s College. Shela was involved in ADCO’s Book Project ‘APPROACHES TO EARLY YEARS LEARNING’. Shela’s experience includes international projects with Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, ‘Learning through Play’, towards developing the mental health of young children and their families. Her passions are her family, the universal well being of children, community outreach, and life-long learning.