Dr. Shelley McIntosh is a passionate and committed educator for over 35 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education from the University of Houston. She is certified as a teacher in both Texas and Michigan. In addition, she is a Michigan certified school administrator. She holds certifications as a State of Michigan (Statewide System of Support) English Language Arts Coach and as a Direct Instruction trainer.
Dr. Shelley served in the capacities of teacher and National Youth Director in a faith based organization for over 21 years. She served in higher education for eight years, and as an assistant professor in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston Downtown. She continued her educational career becoming an elementary school principal for Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts in Detroit. She has developed professional development sessions, presented forums addressing literacy issues and urban school administration. She has also provided reading intervention for schools.
She is an author of several books: (1) Genesis II, the Re-Creation of Black People; (2) Mtoto House-Vision to Victory: Raising African American Children Communally; (3) A Principal’s Tale: Life in 31 Days, and (4) A Principal’s Tale: A Self-Determined Leader, as well as educational articles.
Dr. Shelley is the Chief Executive Officer of Child Focused Consulting Company, LLC whose vision is a society in which all are afforded their civil right-to be highly proficient in reading. The mission is to aggressively improve the reading skills for children and adults to make them highly literate and capable of meeting academic and life demands. She resides in the State of Michigan.