Degrees and Certifications:
NC Professional Educator's License in Elementary Education Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, UNC Chapel Hill (2003)
My name is Shamella Shy and I am a native and resident of New Bern, NC. I am the mother of 3 wonderful daughters.
In 2003, I graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill with a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies. Immediately following graduation, I moved back home to Eastern North Carolina and began working.
I worked in the human services field as a mental health caseworker for 7 years and later found interest in teaching. I began as a Teacher Assistant and Bus Driver at J.T. Barber Elementary School, which I continued for 4 years. I am currently a 3rd-grade teacher at the same school going into my third year of teaching. My future goals entail supporting children who fall into the "at-risk" category by initiating college and career readiness programs that begin in the early years of elementary school. I look forward to this exciting school year!