Sheila Halpin’s passion is that all early learners and their families have the opportunities and support they need for success in preschool, school and beyond. She aspires to instruct and mentor developing teachers to ensure they understand that all children can learn. And through their work together they are equipped to serve children and families of all rac-es, ethnicities, abilities, and languages with the support that they need for healthy growth, development, and school readiness.

Dr. Halpin has a unique blend of experiences as a former early learning center assistant director, a classroom teacher, an early learning specialist, family engagement coordinator and the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and volunteer coordinator. Sheila has a B.S. degree in Early, Elementary Education, and Exceptional Student Education from Duquesne University, an M.Ed. in School Psy-chology and Counseling from Duquesne University and an Ed.D. in Child, Youth and Families Stud-ies from Nova Southeastern University.

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March Speaker

Dr. Sheila Halpin 
Campaign for Grade Level Reading & Volunteer Coordinator Manatee County School District

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Our Next General Membership ZOOM Meeting

March 9, 2021

11:30 AM 

Please contact 

Joanie LeBaron for

login information or check in the latest newsletter for information on how to join us at this meeting.,

​​​The Democratic Women's Club 

is an autonomous organization chartered by the state Democratic Women's Club. Its goal is the furtherance of women's issues. The club meets monthly for business and fellowship, and to hear talks on issues of interest to women. The Club joins with the Democratic Party of Florida in supporting candidates who support the Democratic Party and its platform.

In normal times, we meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club at 11:30 a.m.   During the current pandemic, our meetings are via Zoom. 


Each year, the DWC is proud to offer scholarships to deserving young people of Manatee County.  Click  
here  for a scholarship rules and application form.  Learn more about our 2019 Scholarship Winners here!

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