Sheila Wolper has served on the WMS Board of Trustees since 1995. She is a certified Montessori teacher and is the founding Director of Beginnings Nursery School. Sheila has been an educator for over 36 years and received a dual Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Supervision and Administration from Bank Street College of Education. Sheila has been an adjunct instructor in the Child Development Certificate Program at NYU School of Continuing Education for the past 15 years. She is the co-author of Playgroups, A Complete Guide for Parents. For the past 15 years, Sheila has attended workshops throughout the United States, to study the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. In 2004, she was part of an international delegation of 300 educators who visited Reggio Emilia, Italy for a weeklong conference. Sheila is currently volunteering at WMS, reorganizing the Materials for the Arts Resource Center at Hudson Street and creating a new MFA Resource Center at Duane Street.