Shelley Schuhmann, BA, MA.Ed.
“I love watching a student put in hard work day-after-day and starting to see their progress. There’s nothing better than seeing a student light up because their hard work has paid off.”
Role at Wright Psychology and Learning Center:
Dyslexia Therapy Instructor/Reading Intervention Specialist
Favorite part of the job:
My favorite part of the job is building trustworthy relationships with my students. I’ve found, over the years, that building relationships fosters students’ ability to take more risks with their reading.
I love watching a student put in hard work day-after-day and starting to see their progress. There’s nothing better than seeing a student light up because their hard work has paid off. I feel grateful for the opportunity to be part of their journey.
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Northern Kentucky and Master of Arts in Education: Reading and Writing Educational Specialist from the University of the Cumberlands. I also received my Rank 1, Education Specialist: Supervisor of Instruction from The University of the Cumberlands.
Prior to my current role, I taught 1st grade. I still work closely with classroom teachers modeling the best literacy practices as a Reading Recovery teacher in Oldham County schools.
Why I do what I do:
I struggled with reading as a young child and was provided additional support in elementary school. I truly thought there was something wrong with me…I knew I was missing a piece of the puzzle to be a confident reader. The pieces all fit together one day with the help of my grandparents, parents, school and a reading specialist.
I decided to become a teacher to help students like me. I want all my students to know that they are smart and capable, even if reading is difficult for them.
Favorite quote or mantra related to this line of work:
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there” -Theodore Roosevelt. Everyone has the ability to be great, but you have to see it in yourself first. I reminds my students that they may not have faith in themselves at first, but I do and one day they will too.
Family & free time:
My husband, Andrew, is currently a student at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. We enjoy taking our puppy, Willow, on adventures in nature and kayaking on nice summer days. I also have a love for reading and learning new things, and consider myself a lifelong learner.