Ms. Shelley Gifford



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Shelley Gifford

Shelley Gifford

816-316-7700 (Ext. 7651)

6th Grade

Team E - Social Studies and Science


Years of teaching experience:

This is my first year as a classroom teacher, but I have worked with children and families for 20 years.


Area of expertise 

I am certified in Elementary Education and Enlish Language Arts 


Educational background

2001:  Bachelor of Science in Family Relations and Child Development, with emphasis on Individual, Family, and Community Services (Oklahoma State University)

2019  Completed Residency with the (KCTR)  Kansas City Teacher Residency

2018-Current: I will complete my Masters of Educational Leadership and Urban Education in May 2020


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

As a life-long learner, I enjoy sharing my love of learning with students. I believe every child deserves a high quality education, and I’m honored to be a part of that process. 


Personal Interests

In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, gardening, and hanging out with my family. I also love to watch the news and feel very passionate about social issues that affect our country, state, and city. It is my goal to encourage kids to discover what they are passionate about as well.