Shelly Sanchez is the proud mama of Rosco the pug. In 1994, she began her teaching journey in Texas, believing that with the faith of a mustard seed a person can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). She has worked with students and teachers from ages 2 to 80 in over 25 countries and taught various subjects, such as writing, health, science, World Religions, history, Spanish, literature, and English as a Foreign and Second Language. Currently, she is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars, a professor and instructional designer for the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y Formación del Profesorado, and shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/shellyterrell, and GPlus.to/shellyterrell.
Her passion has inspired her to organize numerous learning events. Her charity, Ethos, achieved the SAMMS Ministries 2001 Volunteer Group of the Year Award for the creation of a music and spoken word program for homeless children.
Most recently (2009-2014), Shelly has been recognized by various notable entities, such as the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, Microsoft’s Heroes for Education, the Bammy Awards, and the National Association of Professional Women as a leader, innovator, and visionary in the movement of teacher driven professional development and education technology. She is the founder of the award winning #Edchat movement, the Reform Symposium Global Web Conference, the Crafting the e-Perfect e-Textbook Open Online Course, and The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. She has consulted with organizations, such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, TESL Toronto, and the British Council in South East Asia.
Shelly holds an Honors BA in English and a minor in Communication with a specialization in Electronic Media from the University of Texas in San Antonio, an Honors MA in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from CELT Athens in Greece.