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Amy Shelly Named Academic Director of Helen Keller School of Alabama

Amy Shelly has been named the Academic Director of Helen Keller School of Alabama (HKS). 

“I am so happy and honored to have Amy as the Academic Director at Helen Keller School of Alabama,” said Jeanna Chandler, Principal, HKS. “She brings an abundance of experience and knowledge that will truly benefit our students and faculty. I am confident her leadership and vision will not only cultivate our academic learning environment but also create a culture of service in our community.”

Shelly began her career in Mississippi as a teacher of children who are multidisabled. After moving to Alabama, she served Calhoun County Schools as a collaborative teacher before transitioning to teaching children with severe autism. She then began working as a Special Education Administrator as well as the Gifted Coordinator with the Calhoun County Board of Education. She also served as the chair of the multi-needs committee for Calhoun County whose purpose is to provide services for children who are at risk of being removed from their home.

“I am so excited to be a part of Helen Keller School of Alabama,” said Shelly. “My passion and love are for this population of students. I can not wait to see the possibilities unfold for the students of Helen Keller School of Alabama.”

Shelly earned an undergraduate degree in special education from The University of Southern Mississippi. She went on to earn a master's degree in education administration from Jacksonville State University.