Shelly Hunt is running for a second term as School Board Director for the Rose Tree Media School District. An eighteen-year resident of RTMSD, Shelly raised her children in three of our four municipalities (Edgmont, Middletown, Media) and volunteered hundreds of hours for student activities and classroom support. Prior to being elected, Shelly worked with school and district administration, parents, and previous school board members to explore the differing state and local graduation requirements. Shelly identified multiple ways to increase curriculum flexibility and effectiveness, so all students can pursue their unique interests as they prepare themselves for life after high school.
Although Shelly’s children have graduated from Penncrest High School, she continues to work with the community to ensure our award-winning school district evolves with the needs of our students and residents. Shelly is currently chair of the Board Liaison Committee for Delaware County Community College and has advocated for a strong district partnership to maximize the educational value for students and residents.
During her thirty-five year career in the life sciences industry, Shelly has worked for small, medium and large corporations, and established her own consulting business. For the past twenty years, Shelly has been dedicated to strategic planning and operational effectiveness, using information and analytics to make sound, data-driven decisions. Shelly understands the complexities of working with people from different backgrounds, needs and perspectives. She has worked extensively in large cross-functional teams including scientists, business professionals, manufacturing operators, warehouse teams and logistics specialists. Shelly relies on passion and creativity, guided with discipline, practicality and common sense, to create real solutions for everyone.
Shelly grew up in Media and attended the Wallingford-Swarthmore district schools. She was the starting center on the 1983 Pennsylvania state championship basketball team. Her teachers and coaches taught her the merits of hard work, dedication and being a team player. After high school, Shelly earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and pursued career opportunities along the East Coast before returning to the area in 2004 to raise her children in our vibrant community. In her 40s, Shelly returned to school and earned a master’s degree from the Temple University School of Pharmacy.
Shelly looks forward to the upcoming development of the next strategic plan that ensures the district maintains focus on the whole student, optimally accommodates district growth, and ensures judicious use of district resources. Children First, Always.