Meet Mariposa FLC Director Sheila Pharis

mflc.sheila.6We’re pleased to introduce Sheila Pharis as Childcare Director at Mariposa Family Learning Center! Sheila brings close to twenty years of experience in the childcare field, and plenty of passion and creativity to the task of leading Mariposa FLC’s 2-Generation educational center in the Montopolis neighborhood of SE Austin.

Mariposa FLC is slated to open its doors for full-day care to three-year olds in January, and plans to work alongside parents with the goal of improving access to educational, vocational, and family health resources. Together, these “2-Gen” supports promise to build stronger families in SE Austin now and into the future.

Sheila is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, where she grew up, and a twenty-year resident of SE Austin. She’s also a mom of a young adult son and teenaged daughter who plays high school volleyball.

If you’re going to the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar at Austin’s Palmer Events Center, you can see Sheila in the evenings at her booth, H-4. Telepathy Hats, her side business, features upcycled winter wearables from rescued sweaters and hand-knit hats in several styles.

Sheila spoke at the Austin City Lutherans gathering at Shepherd of the Hills on October 26 and will reprise her speaking at the same upcoming repeat event at Abiding Love Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 16. Come to meet her and lend your support for the good work at Mariposa FLC!




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