Sheila approaches her students from a unique perspective. She has worked in the education system for the last 20 years, including a one year counseling internship with American River College.
That, combined with her experience as a domestic violence volunteer and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, give Sheila a skill set that enables her to view her students from not only a practical standpoint, but also as a mentor and counselor.
For Believe, Sheila acts primarily as instructor and encourager.
About Sheila Bollenbach
- Education – Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology.
- Volunteered with Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE) and A Community for Peace, two Sacramento area non-profits that serve domestic violence and sexual assault victims.
- Volunteered as a Board Member on several Sacramento non-profits broadened her understanding of community needs.
- Serves on the American River College Foundation Board which provides information regarding updates and trends within the Los Rios Community College District.
- Worked with re-entry students, immigrant students and students who were learning about career options as staff at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
- Lived and studied abroad and therefore open and aware of cultural diversity.
- Desire to serve a population that is often overlooked.