Shelli is a teacher at Marble Falls Elementary. She taught computers 2 years ago and her students won 3rd place in the Our Town website competition in 1998  for their site about Marble Falls, Texas!


Shelli was part of the FIRST class at the University of Texas at Arlington to graduate from the UTA Honors College.  There were only 22 people in all of UTA to receive  this degree! 

UTA Honors College Graduate!
(4.0 GPA!)


Shelli & her friend Collins in Scotland!


While in the Honors College, Shelli also got a scholarship to study the Scottish Enlightenment at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland one summer.   She's standing with one of the other students on the trip, Collins.  Collins rented a full kilt outfit for the final banquet. Visit the Scotland Pages to find out more about her trip!


Another scholarship she won was the Rita Levine Memorial Scholarship from Mensa (yes, she's really in Mensa!)
Mensa Education and Research
Foundation National Scholarship Winners


Shelli's specializations for her degree were English and History.  Her Honors Thesis was about
Sir Walter Scott's "Tales of a Grandfather"

For history she also had some pretty in-depth projects.  "Close Calls" is about Mexico in World War II.

Another history project -- Descriptive Guide for the Labor Movement in Texas Collection, 1845-1954  ended up being bound and placed in the libraries at the University of Texas at Arlington's Texas Labor Collections and at the University of Texas Barker Center for American history.


1998 Wolf Mountain District Award of Merit

In between doing chaffeur duty to all the sports and activities with the kids, Shelli is a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader and volunteer. She does the web site for Troop 303. In 1998 she won the District Award of Merit for Wolf Mountain.


One of the local radio stations followed a news story in San Francisco about a baby alligator that was loose in the city.  Shelli re-wrote the words to Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" and performed it for the station.  It was even played on radio stations in San Francisco and the newspaper carried this story:
San Francisco Examiner, Sep. 4, 1996
"Texas Sings Praises of Golden Gator"

Other hobbies: 
Collecting teapots and making homecoming mums and wedding flowers for friends and family members.  Pictures for this will be on soon!


There have also been a few spare moments that Shelli had the time to perform in productions at the Hill Country Community Theater including:
"Lend Me a Tenor"
4th of July melodramas
"The Foreigner"

Shelli & Harvey in "Lend Me a Tenor"
Shelli as "Diana" with Harvey as "Max"
in Lend Me a Tenor