Dana Center Role
Shelly works within local and state educational systems to foster equity and access for all students. She exposes teachers, school leaders, and above-school-level leaders to research-based strategies that nurture students’ intellectual passions and ensure that every student leaves school prepared for success in postsecondary education and the contemporary workplace. Shelly uses current research on effective and culturally responsive instructional leadership, high-leverage teaching practices, and relevant student learning practices to design, develop, and facilitate professional learning opportunities for educators. She collaborates with districts and states to best address their specific concerns at a system level and capitalizes on their unique resources.
Before Joining the Dana Center
Shelly has 14 years of science education experience, including teaching assignments in middle school and high school Biology, AP Chemistry, Chemistry, and Physics. As part of her desire to improve science education, she also authored several chemistry activities and professional development sessions for teachers. 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
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
National Science Education Leadership Association