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    I am Ms. Shelly Cortés.  
    This school year marks the beginning of my twentieth year in the education field, my ninth year at Woodstown.  Prior to coming to Achieve, I taught Second Grade, Fifth Grade and Achieve at Woodstown Middle School.  I also taught at the Deerfield Elementary School, and at the Harrison Township School District. Serving as a teacher coach and tutor with the Reading Assist Institute in Wilmington, Delaware I gained a set of skills to help me with small group and individual instruction.  I earned my Early Childhood/Elementary Education degree from Neumann University, graduating Summa Cum Laude.  I have enjoyed proud moments in life as the mother of two.  My children are now both adults! I live at home with Chico, my cat.  Chico gives me lots of love and plenty to laugh about. 
    I am a firm believer that you learn something new everyday, in any way. My students and I have a lot to teach each other! 
    I look forward to a great year serving the students of Mary S. Shoemaker School!  
    Ms. Shelly Cortés 
    Achieve Grade Teacher