Grades 3 and 4 English Specialist
This is Shelby’s first year at Bedford Academy. She graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in English and a double minor in History and Religious studies. She became a tutor for students at the university, specializing in English. This tutoring position blossomed into her running several writing workshops at the university, giving her a chance to work with a larger group of students with a variety of writing needs.
While she was at Mount Saint Vincent, she started working at the Fountain Play Center and discovered her love for working with young children. The day care and her passion for English inspired her to write her honors thesis on young adult fiction, which then transformed into her attending McMaster University for her Master’s Degree. She completed her Master’s Degree this year, and it has provided her with a wider knowledge of English literature. While there, she won the TA Award in recognition of excellence in teaching, an award she was nominated for by several of her students.
Shelby believes that every student can excel in English, and is passionate that each student tries their best. She also believes that some of the best learning comes from when her students can help teach each other, so she works tirelessly to create a classroom where all questions and ideas can be heard.
Shelby extends her passion outside of school to travel and physical fitness, believing that everyone should learn or experience something new each day.