Shelly Riley has been an educator for the past 24 years. Shelly taught in Public School for 19 years. She taught 1st and 3rd grades for several years and then she worked with 1st and 2nd grade struggling readers using the Pinellas County Early Success Program (ESP) for a few years. Shelly then went on to teach Reading/ELA to ESOL students for six years at Safety Harbor Elementary School. Shelly has been currently working as a teacher’s assistant in a Kindergarten classroom for the past four years at Espiritu Santo Catholic School. Shelly grew up in a small town in New Jersey and then attended Georgia Southern University where she was also a cheerleader.
After graduating in 1996, she moved to Florida and began her
teaching career. Shelly and her husband Brian have two sons, Cooper and Caden.