Sheila V. Shuman has been a teacher for more than 25 years. She started her teaching career in the Atlanta Public Schools System. In addition to her career in the public schools system from 1990-1997; she operated the only Family Home Day Care for HIV/AIDS children. Working with children has been her life's passion. To elevate the level of learning, to help children create their own stories and imagine their own pictures, she created the character, "Ms. Hickabouchum." It is Ms. Hickabouchum's unusual voices during storytelling that compels children to sit at the edge of their seats to listen. Both children and adults agree that Sheila is an amazing storyteller.