My name is Stacy Shellhorse, and I am excited to be starting my tenth year teaching at WOISD. This will be my twenty-fifth year teaching. I have taught twenty-three years in public schools and one year in a private school. I have taught everything from 7th grade language arts and reading through senior English. For eighteen of my twenty-three five teaching, I have taught English II and Pre-AP English II. I also taught eight years in Gladewater and six years in Spring Hill.
I was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, but I’ve lived in the Longview area since I was two. I attended Pine Tree ISD through ninth grade. We then moved to White Oak High School, where I was active in band and flags. I also played two years of softball and one year of golf. I graduated from WOHS in ’95. I attended Kilgore College for one year and LeTourneau University for three years, where I was active in yearbook and Sigma Tau Delta (an International English Honor Society). I graduated from LeTourneau with a B.A. in English. I received my teaching certification in secondary English, grades 6-12. I am also certified in ESL, English as a Second Language.
I did my student teaching at WOHS in 1998-99. My first teaching job was at Maranatha Christian High School in 1999. I taught English I and IV, Yearbook, Speech and Drama, Computer, and Cheerleading. (Whew!) Luckily, I then moved on to Gladewater Middle School in 2000 teaching 8th grade language arts and reading, 8th grade Pre-AP language arts and reading, yearbook, and twirling for two years.
Thereafter, I moved to Gladewater High School where I taught everything from English I-IV and twirling for six years. I left Gladewater to become a children’s pastor in Lindale for a year, and then I transitioned back into teaching at Spring Hill.
For three years, I taught at White Oak Middle School teaching 7th grade language arts and reading and Pre-AP language arts and reading. I was in charge of student council. I miss teaching at the middle school, but I am glad to be back in a 10th grade English II classroom!!! That’s where my heart is!!! (Plus, I am even teaching in my own 10th grade English classroom (Mrs. Cappell’s room)!!! Talk about memories!!!)
I have been married for twenty-four years, and my husband, Scott, works as a video producer for the City of Longview. I have two children. My daughter, Gracie, just graduated from Kilgore College, and where she was the feature twirler for the Kilgore College band. My son, Benjy, is a junior at White Oak High School, and he is an avid gamer. He is on the esports team, and I will be coaching esports this year, too!
My hobbies include reading, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends. I also like to sell lesson plans on TeachersPayTeachers.com. (When I can, I like to binge-watch TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime!!!)
I am blessed to teach at my Alma Mater (Class of ’95)! (Yes, I can still sing the school song! Can you?!) I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you. I am looking forward to an awesome year!!!