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Shelly LeDouxShelly LeDoux, Ed.D.
Director, Professional Learning and Implementation

Phone: 512.471.6536

Dana Center Role

Shelly oversees the Dana Center’s Professional Learning and Implementation Team and the technical assistance the team provides to K–12 and higher education administrators, teachers, faculty, and student support staff.

In this role, Shelly provides leadership, continuity, and guidance to ensure students have equitable access and opportunity to succeed in modern mathematics and science pathways.

Shelly and her team provide resources, tools, and services at scale to institutions, districts, and systems to promote cross-grade and cross-sector alignment, development of strong leadership and instructional practices, and implementation of proven and equitable practices in mathematics and science education.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Shelly has 14 years of secondary education teaching experience, including teaching assignments in Biology, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, and Physics. As part of her desire to improve educational outcomes for students, she also authored curricular resources for students and professional learning experiences for educators at all levels of school systems.

Shelly also has three years of academic administrative experience, working to improve college access for underserved students.


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Lamar University

M.Ed., Educational Administration, Tarleton State University

B.S., Multidisciplinary Science, Texas Tech University

Relevant Board Memberships

Region D Director, National Science Education Leadership Association 

Selected Authored/Coauthored/Facilitated Professional Development Sessions and Publications 

Instructional Leadership Academy: Eight days of active learning that build the capacity of instructional leaders in their efforts to support and sustain systemic instructional changes leading to greater student achievement

Increasing the Impact of Instructional Coaching: Professional learning to foster risk-taking, creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement among instructional coaches and between coaches and teachers 

Implementing College- and Career-Readiness Standards in Mathematics: Professional learning sessions for school-level leaders that focus on the intentional use of high-yield leadership practices for supporting change at scale

Using Innovation Configuration Maps to Define and Realize an Effective Mathematics Program: Professional learning to help instructional leaders, coaches, and teachers develop and implement action plans for improving teaching and learning in mathematics

OpenSciEd: High-quality, three-dimensional, coherent instructional materials for middle school science

Integrating the Scientific and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts into Science Instruction: Ten-day summer institute for K–12 science educators

Professional Memberships

Council of State Science Supervisors

National Science Education Leadership Association