Shelley Riedel, MA

Curriculum and Assessment Specialist

Shelley joined Resources for Learning (RFL) in June of 2016. Her primary responsibilities include curriculum development and professional learning initiatives. Shelley specializes in instructional design, curriculum development, challenged-based learning, technology-enabled active learning, and integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.

Prior to joining RFL, Shelley served as Co-Chair of the Science and Technology Department at Windward School in Los Angeles. While there, she worked to bridge real-world applications and academic studies through collaboration with visual art, mathematics, and computer science faculty. Shelley led these interdisciplinary teams in developing a variety of courses, including field research and environmental action, forensic science, and engineering innovation. Shelley also developed and facilitated several professional learning opportunities for regional educators in data-driven and student-centered approaches to education.

Shelley earned both a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her master’s research focused on prevention strategies targeted at nonmelanoma skin cancers. Additionally, Shelley is a graduate of the UTeach program, an innovative STEM teacher preparation program whose goal is to train highly qualified mathematics, science, and computer science educators. Shelley also holds a current State of Texas secondary composite science teaching credential.