Madison's Shelley is a District Teacher of the Month

posted Jan 29, 2019, 11:29 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 11:29 AM ]
Lori Shelley, an 8th-grade math teacher at Madison Middle School, has been named the Bartlesville Public School District Teacher of the Month for January by Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. Shelley was presented with a plaque and a $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, and Patriot Chevrolet’s Ty Kent, Sales Manager, and Dustin Peck, General Sales Manager.

Ms. Shelley has 20 years of teaching experience. She has been teaching eighth-grade math since 2014 and previously taught 9th and 10th-grade math.

After struggling in high school, Ms. Shelley found her “ah-ha” moment in college that started her love of math. During a summer around the same time period, she helped run a junior golf program which guided her toward her love for teaching. Since then, her love for impacting young lives has grown and brought her to where she is today.

Ms. Shelley understands teaching does not always from a book but from the interaction between the students and their environment. She incorporates currency through her “Bruin Bucks” system which familiarizes the kids with the everyday usage of money in the real world.

As a teacher, Ms. Shelley believes the greatest reward lies within watching students thrive and grow their knowledge based on the environment provided for them. With every year, Ms. Shelley’s students go on to become our future, which motivates her to build a love for math that the students can carry with them through the rest of their lives.

Ms. Shelley is active in her church, an active sponsor of the arts by participating in concessions for the Orchestra and Band Booster Club, and supports community events such as Broadway in Bartlesville.

Bartlesville Public Schools is proud to join Arvest Bank and Patriot Chevrolet in honoring Lori Shelley as the Bartlesville Teacher of the Month for January.
Lori Shelley, Teacher of the Month
Lori Shelley, an 8th-grade math teacher at Madison Middle School, was presented with a plaque and $300 check by Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank Marketing Manager, Dustin Peck, General Sales Manager of Patriot Chevrolet, and Ty Kent, Sales Manager of Patriot Chevrolet