Shelby Ellis, M.Ed., is an experienced educational consultant focusing on engagement, high-yield instructional strategies, and leadership. As a champion for education, Shelby enthusiastically helps educators understand how to use lead4ward resources to put systems into place for instructional excellence in Tier I instruction, intervention, and review. Her expertise around strategies and classroom management are evident in her sessions, and she is the master at helping educators infuse engagement into instruction with minimal preparation but maximum results!


Prior to joining lead4ward, Shelby Ellis served as a leader in Texas education through her roles at Region 13 and Region 9 ESCs. She has been a campus principal at both the elementary and secondary levels, an instructor for pre-service teachers at the college level, and has taught students of all ages. She is passionate about helping students, teachers, and leaders experience the JOY of teaching and learning.