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.
Linda Kneese, M.Ed.
Linda 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.