Shelby Gillroy

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Huntsville, Alabama 35803
  • Aug 30, 2017
Full time Education

Personal Summary

Highly organized, performance-focused, and multifaceted professional, offering comprehensive background in providing educational instruction and assistance to elementary, middle, and high school students. Compassionate individual, expert at handling students with behavioral problems; satisfying educational needs and fostering student’s well-being; and empowering learners’ performance. Effective at establishing and cultivating positive working relationships with students, teachers, parents, and people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Articulate communicator, backed by strong interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Work Experience

Special Education Teacher
Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Expertly created Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and lesson plans for each student.

  • Displayed excellent mentoring skills in teaching students individually or by group.

  • Developed and provided educational activities based on each learning interests and abilities.

Homebound Assistant
Huntsville City Schools
  • Rendered support to students’ continued educational success by advising them on how to deal with circumstances to avoid school absences.

  • Performed daily visitations to student homes to distribute assignments and collect finished work, assist in completing course materials, and to interface with parents regarding student learning progress.

  • Actively took part in group meetings to communicate availability of resources for student test and projects.

Substitute Teacher
Huntsville City Schools
  • Skillfully taught elementary, middle, and high school students.

  • Ensured alignment of lessons with established course curriculum to support the attainment of classroom objectives.

  • Applied engaging teaching methodologies to encourage students’ participation during class discussion.

Substitute Teacher
Madison City Public Schools and Madison County Schools
  • Held responsibility in teaching elementary, middle, and high school students.

  • Maintained alignment of lessons with set-forth course curriculum to support the attainment of classroom objectives.

  • Utilized engaging teaching methodologies to stimulate students’ participation during class discussion.

First Baptist Church
  • Educated five to six pupils with age ranging from 18- to 24-month old.

  • Planned and provided various activities and projects that fostered learner’s engagement and creativity.

  • Provided art lessons and free-play sessions while delivering safe and developing learning environment.

Student Teacher
The Chapman Schools / Huntsville Middle School
  • Handled a class with more than 20 special needs students from grade one to six for 75 days.

  • Conducted extensive research and analysis regarding different teaching methodologies.

  • Designed class curriculum and incorporated special assignments in alignment with established teaching plan.

  • Utilized multiple educational tools including Promethean interactive whiteboards and multimedia, as well as facilitated learning, group work, and one-on-one tutoring to support collaborative learning and encourage student participation.

  • Applied various teaching methodologies based on each student’s learning style to develop student learning on course material.

  • Earned in-depth knowledge of classroom management, discipline, lesson planning, and goal settingbest practices as well as teaching strategy applications.

  • Completed elementary and special education certifications through 70-Hour Observation Program to grade four and six students.


Master of Special Education – Collaborative Teacher K-6
Alabama A&M University
Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in Special Education
Athens State University