Sheila Reilly

Sheila Reilly
School Committee Candidate

“Jamestown is fortunate to have a high-functioning school system, which drives people to live here. We start children off on the right foot, toward happy, productive lives. This is not an accident. I want to continue that record of excellence for our kids, now and tomorrow. These kids are our future. Budgets are not infinite, however. I want to create and implement a strategy that maximizes the value of the school system for both the kids and the taxpayers. We need to look at our school system as a Town asset, not just as a cost center.”

Sheila Reilly has lived in Newport County for 29 years, and in Jamestown for 6. She currently resides at 26 Pennsylvania Avenue with her partner, Peter Cosel, an attorney practicing in Newport.  They have two grandchildren.

She is a market researcher with 30 years of widely varied experience.   In 1995, she founded Reilly Group, specializing in qualitative research methodologies.

Sheila believes in giving back to her community.  She served as Chair of the Potter League for Animals, in Middletown during its capital campaign and the building of its new LEED-certified shelter.  Prior to that, she served as Chair of the Aquidneck Land Trust. Sheila has also served on the United States Court Tennis Association as a member and an officer.    She is a member of the Jamestown Historical Society, the Conanicut Land Trust, and the Conanicut Yacht Club, currently serving as a Trustee.

Sheila enjoys racquet sports of all kinds, and gardening.  She restores old furniture for fun.