Staffulty Highlight: Sheila Grijalva

Sheila has been with Bosque School since 2012. She teaches 7th-grade PE and health, coaches middle school cross country, and is a certified climbing wall instructor. Sheila loves exploring mountains and canyons with her husband, Miguel, and her pup, Elie. She is always looking for new crags to climb and fish to catch.

What is your favorite weekend activity?
"I love being outside! Rock climbing, hiking, camping, and exploring with my husband, Miguel, and my dog, Elie."

If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
"I would love to have dinner with my dad. He was wise and kind and fun to talk to. I would love to share all the things that have happened since he has been gone and hear his thoughts about all those experiences."

What do you love about being a member of the Bosque School community?
"We are a community! We are small but mighty! We see and support each other in good times and hard times. We are a caring community."

Do you have any pets?
"Yes! Elie is a 5-year-old border collie who loves running, hiking, and chasing tennis balls."

What inspires you in life?
"My students inspire me to keep learning.  I see them struggle and encourage them to keep trying—and they DO!  At times, I find myself struggling and want to quit but remember their strength and perseverance and choose to follow their example and not give up."

Tell us about a teacher you had who meant a lot to you.
"My high school English teacher. She encouraged me to become a foreign exchange student. This was life-changing in a very good way!"

What is your favorite book?
"The list is long, but the book I have read to each of my 5  nieces and nephews on various camping trips and have gifted to at least a dozen friends: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. It is a book about learning to love and not giving up."

What would you tell a family who is considering Bosque School?
"It is worth it!"