Representative Sheila Lyman is serving in her first term as a member of Maine’s House of Representatives.
Lyman, a 1978 graduate of nearby Leavitt Area High School and a graduate from the University of Maine at Farmington with an education degree, worked her entire career as an elementary school teacher. She dedicated 36 years of her life to students at the same school, as well as serving the larger educational community beyond the local level.
During her career she served as a chairperson and leader for district grade level work and curriculum and assessment development at both the local and state levels. She served as a voice for educational change while presenting at a variety of schools around the state and even around the country. In those years of service she provided her students with educational experiences that laid the foundation for their journey into becoming a responsible citizen for their community.
She knows the importance of asking the hard questions that get to the root of a situation. She is not afraid to be the lone voice in the crowd. When facing opposing and differing opinions, she has worked to find a common ground in order to create an effective plan. She believes her experiences with educational politics have developed her ability to represent the citizens of District 74 in the Legislature.