Welcome to my virtual classroom!
My name is Shelby. I completed my Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction degree, and a Multiple Subject teaching credential from University of San Diego.
The San Francisco, East Bay area is where I grew up through high school before heading to San Diego for my undergraduate and graduate school experiences. My husband and I have two dogs. They keep us grounded and are always with us on our adventures to the beach, or in search of BBQ food and coffee. Outside of my Elementary school and USD classrooms, I teach heated vinyasa (can be translated to, “arranging something in a special way”) yoga at CorePower Yoga.
In August 2014, I graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, an emphasis in Media Studies and a minor in Political Science. I began working in Marketing at a cloud software company, while Wedding Coordinating and Planning. There was something about this lifestyle and was conflicting with my passion for learning. From the time I could tie up my cleats through high school, I was a competitive soccer player. Post four knee surgeries, I shelved my cleats and rolled out a new, purple yoga mat. Practicing yoga was uncomfortable, physically and mentally. I began to reflect on my career path and soon I was teaching yoga full-time. This was the first step into my teaching and growth mindset. In Fall 2017, I began my Master's education at the University of San Diego.
My professional career began in a very different field and I believe my experiences have shaped who I am as a person and as an elementary school educator. I have incorporated my passion of mindful movement and breath-work into my classroom.
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I look forward to our futures!