Shelby Roach

Master of Arts in Teaching

Shelby Roach


Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education


Multiple Subjects

Endorsements (pending)


Teaching Strengths

  • I believe in creating a positive and safe environment that allows all students to succeed.
  • My strong interpersonal skills promote deep relationships that allow me to become familiar with students’ varying needs, this in turn allows me to differentiate between students and establish such an environment.
  • Being enthusiastic and having a joy for teaching inspires me to create unique lesson plans that apply towards all learning styles.
  • My classroom management techniques help these elements to work together to establish the best learning environment to set students up for success!


  • Portland State University, BS 2002 (psychology)
  • Willamette University, MAT 2012

Teacher Research Topic

My teacher inquiry project is based on how to promote positive peer relationships through a variety of classroom management techniques, and class activities.


Student Teaching

  • Pratum Elementary School, 1st-2nd grade, multiple subjects, January 2012 – June 2012

Practicum Teaching

  • Silver Crest Elementary School, Silverton, Oregon, 4th grade, social science pollution unit, October 2011 – December 2011

Other Classroom / Youth Experience

  • Before-and-after school director: Candalaria Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, September 2009 – July 2010
  • Assistant teacher: The Lollipop Tree, July 2004 – January 2007
  • Volunteer: The Boys and Girls Club, Salem, Oregon, and Friends of the Children, Portland, Oregon
  • Volunteer: coached track for Salem Track Club (one season)


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Sandra Buchheit, Pratum Elementary School, Salem, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Dan Feller, Silver Crest Elementary School, Silverton, Oregon

University Supervisor