Shelley holds a Bachelor of Arts and a master's degree in education from UCLA. After ten years as an elementary classroom teacher at Lainer School, she took on the role of Lower School Director in 2002. Her role expanded to cover the ECC in 2016. Shelley's experience in the classroom enables her to work collaboratively with teachers. In addition, she is a former Lainer School parent, which gives her a unique perspective as an administrator. As a UCLA writing and literature projects fellow, Shelley has conducted many teacher training workshops throughout the city.