The Shamrock School is a family-owned business, operated by mother/daughter team, Sheila Stevens and Shannon Barry. Sheila, Shannon, and their assistants Caitriona Johnson, Mairead Barry, Shaela Barry, and Ashleigh Kobialka.
Sheila is originally from County Cork, Ireland. She immigrated to the United States in 1963. She established the Shamrock School in 1977. Since then, she has been a member of the New England and North American Teachers Associations. Sheila has co-chaired several regional and national championships.
Shannon started her Irish dancing experience at age four (4). She was a very successful competitive dancer throughout North America , winning consistently at the New England Regional Championships and at the North American National Championships. Shannon has been teaching with her mother at the Shamrock School for the past 29 years, giving the full measure of her talents to the Shamrock School dancers. In October 2000, Shannon secured her TCRG, with the Coimisiun, in Dublin Ireland, the certifying board for Irish Dance teachers.
Caitriona is certified with the Commission in Ireland, and is a very accomplished dancer. She placed consistently in Open Championships, and placed in the National Championships and Worlds. Caitriona is part of the Shamrock School as a part time instructor.