Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Brett Shelby
Dr. Bryan C. Jack Families,
It is an honor and a privilege to be named the new principal at Jack Elementary! I am beyond thrilled to continue the strong tradition of leadership at such an exceptional campus. The excellence at Jack Elementary as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School creates leaders among not only our learners, but also our educators. I look forward to learning and serving for years to come.
My educational journey began at Austin College in Sherman, Texas where I received a Master of Arts in Teaching. After beginning my career as a 4th and 5th grade teacher in the Frisco Independent School District, I started looking for leadership opportunities. Upon finishing my fourth year of teaching, I returned to school and completed my Master of Arts in Educational Leadership at Dallas Baptist University. I spent nine years as a classroom teacher in Frisco then moved into the assistant principal role at Town Center Elementary in the Coppell Independent School District for 4 years. This past school year I served as an assistant principal at Three Lakes Middle School in Tyler ISD.
My wife, Ardra, is also an educator and teaches 3rd grade at Caldwell Elementary in Tyler. She started her teaching career at Caldwell prior to moving to Frisco. After multiple trips back to the area to visit family and friends, we fell in love with the community and decided to relocate to east Texas to lay a foundation for our family. Ardra and I have a two-year-old daughter, Reagan, and we love the thought of raising our family in Tyler, and want to continue to grow as educators, investing in both the school system and the community.
Leading an elementary campus is such a wonderful opportunity, and I cannot wait to begin this journey with all of you as partners in education for your children. As a Jack Elementary community, we will continue to build leaders and engage our learners through collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. We look to set the bar high, be innovative, and go beyond expectations to show off our Patriot greatness!