Shelly Upperman

Literature

Meet Shelly

Hi! My name is Shelly Upperman. I started my teaching career right out of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where I majored in elementary education with a minor in zoology. I taught first grade for two years at Giant City School before moving back to the Decatur area. I started teaching in the Maroa-Forsyth School District in 1999. Since coming to the district I’ve taught both third and fifth grades. I also spent one year teaching middle school English. While teaching, I also attended Illinois State University and earned my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.

Here are some of my favorites:

  • Color: Teal
  • Food: Chips and dip/salsa, Mexican
  • Baseball Team: Cardinals
  • Season: Spring/Summer
  • Vacation: Jamaica and New York
  • Hobbies: Reading, doing anything history related, spending time with my family
  • Animal: Whales
  • Movie: Goonies
  • Music: Hip hop and country
  • Drink: Skinny Vanilla Latte from Starbucks and Diet Coke
  • Book: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
  • Subjects: Social Studies and Reading
  • Quote: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~Ben Franklin