Sheila Costigan taught English for 20 years at Leon High School before being elected to the Leon County School Board in 2002. While working on the School Board, she also served as the marketing coordinator for Brandt Information Services from 2003-2008. After serving six years on the School Board, she stepped down to return to education on a full-time capacity. For the past seven years, she has served as the Executive Director for the Foundation for Leon County Schools, which brings resources and programs that are not funded by tax dollars to public schools. Her current efforts, aside from directly supporting the Leon County Schools, include: improving the health and well-being of the students, employees, and the community as a whole; educational and vocational programs for the most at-risk populations in middle and high schools; and working with other community leaders to make Leon County a safe and healthy place to live, work, and play. She’s actively involved on several community boards and committees including: The Action Communities for Health, Innovation & Environmental Change Committee, Florida’s Coordinated School Health Partnership Commission, Institute of Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence Advisory Council, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Leon County Health Advisory Committee, Tallahassee Junior League Advisory Council, LCS School Health Advisory Council, and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Executive & Legislative Committees.
She’s the proud mother of three adult children, all products of the Leon County Public School. A graduate of the Florida State University, she’s an avid basketball and soccer fan. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, playing golf, boating, biking, cooking, and most of all, traveling with friends and family.