Cheryl SheltonProject Director
"The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Clark Atlanta University
Cheryl Shelton is an exceptional Direct Instruction trainer and coach who has experienced successful implementations of the comprehensive DI model from different, critical perspectives. From 1996-2007, Mrs. Shelton worked as a teacher, mentor teacher and leadership team member at Margaret Fain Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia. After mastering Direct Instruction presentation techniques as a teacher with support from the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) and coaches training from NIFDI, Mrs. Shelton served as Direct Instruction Coach at Fain. As part of her time at Fain, she was also the Grade Level Chairperson for 1st-5th grades. In 2007, Mrs. Shelton moved to Continental Colony Elementary School, also in the Atlanta Public Schools System. There, she served as Third Grade Teacher, Grade Level Chairperson and DI Coach. In 2009, she became the DI Facilitator (Coordinator) and helped transform Continental Colony into one of the premier DI implementation sites in Atlanta.
Mrs. Shelton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Clark Atlanta University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum from Central Michigan University.