In 1982 she earned an M.A. in Education from Michigan State University. Shelley has over 27 years of teaching experience in the classroom, including working with dyslexic, Autistic, ELL, and gifted students. She is a master ELA teacher specializing in differentiated instruction. Shelley is currently the President/CEO of Amazing Adventures in Education and co-creator of EarthTrek and the teacher training, Beyond the Book-Real Ideas for Real Teachers.