Ms. Sheila Lightner

Phone: 540-751-2520


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Secondary Education English and Library Science

Ms. Sheila Lightner

Hello! My name is Sheila Lightner. I've enjoyed my forty-six year career at Blue Ridge Middle School. I began my tenure as a 7th and 8th grade English teacher, but after four years I made the move to the library. I was very tentative about making the change because in those days so much of the library work involved tedious jobs like cataloging books, typing cards, and filing! Thankfully, technology intervened and the library became less about keeping order and more about working with the students.  I've always felt I have the best job in the school as I spend my days with students involved with all aspects of literacy. One of the highlights of my work is when I help someone find something that they love to read. It gives me such pleasure to think that in some small way, I've helped to open the door to the life-long pleasure of reading. 


I love to read myself, and I love to share what I've read with others. I enjoy cooking, spending time with friends and family, gardening, and traveling. I am the mother of two grown children and the grandmother of two little girls.