In Loving Memory of
Sheila Mae Scavella
September 20, 1956 – October 3, 2021
A true pioneer in Education paving a path of excellence for all whom she encountered.
Today, we pause to honor and celebrate the life of Sheila Scavella. She was a veteran educator of 47 years who served with distinction in the Ministry of Education. Her energy radiated any room/classroom she stepped into.
A native of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera who grew up in Clarence Town, Long Island. She graduated from the College of the Bahamas, University of Miami (Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree) and Doctorate Degree at Nova Southeastern University. An intentional , passion-driven purpose for imparting knowledge of the highest standard was her motivation. A true genuine soul. She passionately believed that what’s doing is worth doing well, mediocrity does not exist in her vocabulary.
As an only daughter, her mom instilled qualities in her which served as her guiding principles : education, integrity , respect, honesty and Christianity.
She impacted the lives of many. As Principal of Governor’s Harbour All-Age School , Stephen Dillet Primary, Maurice E. Moore Primary , Lewis Yard Primary , Walter Parker Primary and Freeport Primary School. Also, served as District Education Officer with the Ministry of Education , Grand Bahama.
Sheila Mae Scavella will be truly missed.
Farewell from your Daughter Keshi.
My heart is saddened on your passing. I was blessed to have you as a teacher forty- three years ago. You were my inspiration and motivation to become an educator. You taught me so much as a student and even more as an educator.
You became a part of my family. You were a second mother to me – always looking out for me. You were a daughter to my parents who admired your commitment and dedication not only to their daughter but to our nations’ children You were my daughter’s God Mother -always encouraging her to excel and wanting to hear her play her violin.
I can see your beautiful smile as you often stopped by my classroom just to say hi and encourage my students to do well the way you encouraged me in grade six.
It’s so hard to say good bye – but in your way of wisdom you told me last week to be strong and always smile because you like smiling faces. I know you were telling me not to cry, but I can’t help but cry. Yes, you’re in Heaven looking down but I will miss you so much my teacher, my friend, my second mom.
Take your Rest!
Your work here on Earth is complete.
You will forever be in my heart, and in my family’s heart.
Rest In sweet Peace Ms. Sheila Mae Scavella.