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     Shelley Shoemaker graduated from Mount Union College with a double major in Communications & Philosophy.  She worked as a Public Information Writer for the State of Ohio, a Technical Writer and then a Marketing Liaison/Proposal Writer in private industry.  She taught CCD classes at St. Brendan and fell in love with her Kindergarten class!  At that point, she decided to return to school to pursue a Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education from Ohio Dominican University.
     Shelley began teaching at St. Pius in 1993 as a 6th grade teacher.  After 12 years, she returned to school to pursue an Intervention Specialist License and began working with students requiring academic assistance.  She has since earned a Reading Endorsement and her Master's Degree from Ohio Dominican University.  Shelley has been married for 29 years and has 3 daughters; a 4th grade teacher here at SPX, a Freshman at OSU, and the youngest, a Freshman at Bishop Hartley High School, all 3 graduates of St. Pius X.  She and her family are members of St. Pius X Parish.

Dear Parents,

         As an educator and a parent myself, I know only too well what is involved in making sure homework gets done and assessments get studied for on a daily basis. I am also aware of the tears, fighting and worry that can accompany these homework sessions. I’ve heard many stories from concerned parents about the hours and hours it takes their children to complete homework that other children seem to get done in half the time. I understand how frustrating, exhausting and overwhelming this can be when it occurs on a regular basis.

         As a regular classroom teacher for 12 years, very few parents told me how difficult life was when their children struggled. As an Intervention Specialist now for the last 12 years, I have much greater awareness of (and empathy towards) children and their families experiencing academic difficulties. As teachers, we can’t help if we don’t know there’s a problem.

If you see that your child is struggling beyond what you feel is “normal”, I urge you to speak to the classroom teacher. With his/her experience and training, he/she can look at the situation and give you feedback about whether you have reason to be concerned or if your child just needs a little extra help. Your child’s teacher has the resources and knowledge to provide classroom and homework accommodations to help your child. Depending upon how your child responds to these interventions, the classroom teacher can initiate the formal intervention process.
Our goal is to give your child the skills and resources to become independent learners and to have academic success.   Not everyone will succeed at the same things or at the same levels. Our desire is to help each child to achieve to the best of his/her personal potential. As a team consisting of you, your child, your child’s teacher, and myself, we will work together to help your child to be successful. Experiencing success will build your child’s confidence, which in turn, will help them to continue to be successful! Let’s turn a vicious circle into a victorious circle!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. We’re all on the same team and striving towards the same goal – a happy, confident, capable child with the skills to be a lifelong learner!