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.