Leadership

Meet Our Executive Director

Suzanne Stell M.Ed., CALT

A native of Beaumont, Texas, Suzanne Stell received a bachelor of science degree in education, with a major in elementary education and special education, from The University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a master's degree in education, with a specialization in organization and administration, from Dallas Baptist University. Her first teaching job was at Dean Learning Center in Dallas, an institution that at one time also employed Shelton's founder, Dr. June Shelton. Mrs. Stell joined Shelton as a classroom teacher in 1985 and taught in numerous grades. She helped develop Shelton's unique study skills program as part of the school's standard curriculum and was a major player in the design of many other curriculum areas throughout the school. Her Shelton career progression included head of middle school in 1997, assistant head of school in 2004, and head of school in 2007.

She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is a member of Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) and formerly served on its board of directors. She was instrumental in Shelton's becoming accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and has represented Shelton at major ISAS events and conferences.

Mrs. Stell is married with two grown sons. Whether it's nine to five, or five to nine, Mrs. Stell is involved in activities that involve students.

Meet Our Head of School

Linda Kneese, M.Ed.

Linda Kneese PhotoLinda Kneese has been at Shelton since 1990, in various capacities that equip her at every level to serve as Head of School. First and foremost she is a teacher by heart and by training.

From 2000 to May 31, 2010 Ms. Kneese served as Shelton's Director of Outreach, during which time Shelton's extensive training series, summer school program and Scholars Program expanded dramatically and today include distance learning, webinars and a Shelton storefront for its unique materials. Whether working with major independent school districts, private schools, the juvenile justice system, or as an adjunct professor with Dallas Baptist University, Ms. Kneese is an educator's educator.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Glen Brown

Titles: Chief Financial Officer, Board Treasurer (ex-officio)

Leon Kaplan

Titles: Board Secretary, (Initial Appointment: 1992, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Benton Markey

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 1988, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

David Martineau

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 1976, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Paul Neubach

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 1991, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Joyce Pickering

Titles: Executive Director Emerita, Board Executive Committee (ex-officio)

James Reeder

Titles: Board Chairman Emerius, (Initial Appointment: 1987, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Suzanne Stell

Titles: Executive Director, Board Executive Committee (ex-officio)

Holly Vitullo

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 2011, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Gary Webb

Titles: Board Chairman, (Initial Appointment: 2006, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

All Board Members

Charlotte Anderson

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2006, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

John Aspinwall

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2014, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Edwin Bell

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2010, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Bert Blair

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2001, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Crozier Brown

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2005, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Glen Brown

Titles: Chief Financial Officer, Board Treasurer (ex-officio)

Diane Byrd

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2010, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Mark Carney

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2004, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Ted Casey

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2013, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Keith Conlon

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2017, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Chuck Dannis

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2013, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Steven DeWolf

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2016, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Nancy Diebolt

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2012, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Christopher Dreiling

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2013, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Christopher Geymuller

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2012, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Heather Graham

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2016, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Susan Griffiths

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2010, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Clifford Hahne

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2012, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Edward Heffernan

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2010, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

David Helffrich

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2013, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Kenneth Hughes

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2005, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Leon Kaplan

Titles: Board Secretary, (Initial Appointment: 1992, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Veronica Lewis

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2012, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Kenneth Luce

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2012, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Benton Markey

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 1988, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

David Martineau

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 1976, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Paul Neubach

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 1991, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Barbara Novotny

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2007, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Patti Pace

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2013, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Joyce Pickering

Titles: Executive Director Emerita, Board Executive Committee (ex-officio)

William Rapier

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2010, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

James Reeder

Titles: Board Chairman Emerius, (Initial Appointment: 1987, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Bradley Reeves

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2014, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Janice Ryan

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 1997, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Suzanne Stell

Titles: Executive Director, Board Executive Committee (ex-officio)

Holly Vitullo

Titles: Executive Board Member, (Initial Appointment: 2011, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Gary Webb

Titles: Board Chairman, (Initial Appointment: 2006, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Teresa West

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 1998, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Phillip Wiggins

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2017, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)

Bobbie Williams

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2004, Present Term: 2016 - 2018)

Keith Williams

Titles: (Initial Appointment: 2011, Present Term: 2017 - 2019)