Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Shelley Gifford
816-316-7700 (Ext. 7651)
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
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.
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.