Bio of Sheila Sealy Monteith
Her Excellency Sheila Sealy Monteith (High Commissioner for Jamaica)
Ambassador Sheila Sealy-Monteith, serves as Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada.
Mrs. Sealy-Monteith succeeded Ambassador Evadne Coye, C.D.
A career diplomat, Mrs. Sealy-Monteith was appointed Jamaica’s Ambassador to Mexico in August, 2005, after serving as Director, International Organizations Department in the Ministry. That Embassy also has responsibility for relations with Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
The High Commissioner has worked in the Jamaica Foreign Service for 23 years and has served in Jamaica’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, as well as, in the Embassy in Venezuela. She holds a Diploma and Masters in International Relations from the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Mrs. Sealy-Monteith taught Spanish and English at Vere Technical High School, Clarendon, and then returned to her alma mater, Glenmuir High School, in the same parish, where she taught Spanish before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986, She is married with two children.
She took up office on Monday, February 15, 2010.