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Shelby Strong (she/her) is the elementary and secondary mathematics consultant for the Center for Mathematics Achievement at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Shelby began her education career as a secondary teacher in Louisiana. She became a Louisiana Teacher Leader in 2014, and soon began leading professional development and presenting at local, regional, and national education conferences. She later spent time writing and reviewing mathematics curricula.

In 2016, Shelby wrote a four part series for NCTM’s blog entitled Communicating in the Classroom. She wrote, “When Teachers Overcome Math Anxiety, Students Benefit,” for Edutopia in 2021. She has been a guest on Lesson: Impossible, Math 4 All, DebateMath, and Unprofessional Development. Shelby is a Certified Illustrative Mathematics K-5 facilitator and has experience supporting elementary and secondary educators.

Shelby holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from the University of New Orleans and a Master’s Degree from the Math Leadership program at Mount Holyoke College. She holds her Teaching Certificate in Math Education (7-12) from Louisiana.