Mrs. Shields was born and raised in Fairbury, IL and graduated from Fairbury-Cropsey High School. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from ISU in Special Education and a Master’s Degree also from ISU in Curriculum and Instruction . She has taught special education at FGS for 29 years. Mrs. Shields is married to Bryan and he farms in the Foosland area. He is also the Drummer Township Road Commissioner. They reside in Gibson City. They have 2 grown daughters.