Olson, Shelly-Middle School Reading

Shelly has over 21 years of teaching experience in Tampa. She earned her B.A. in Special Education and her M.A. in Reading Education from USF. She has held the roles of Department Head, Literacy Coach, and District Trainer during her time in the Hillsborough County Schools, and has taught all levels of English and Reading. She has also served on several curriculum writing teams for Language Arts, and as a Trainer for New Teacher Orientation for many years. Her philosophy of building connections and relationships with students has served her well, and she loves that so many of her graduated students have become her friends so she can share in their joy of weddings, babies, and new life experiences. Besides spending time with her family and dogs, in her spare time she loves to visit theme parks, crochet, and of course READ!