Sheela Clary is a teacher and writer born and raised in South Berkshire county. After many years away in Italy, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea, and starting up a South Bronx middle school, she returned home to raise her family. Since earning her MFA in Creative Nonfiction, she's written on issues of educational and economic equity, the nonprofit sector, parenting, humor and health. She is working on a book about the life trajectories of her former high school students. She lives in West Stockbridge with her husband and three children.