for RTMSD School Director
Shelly Hunt lives in Middletown Township and has raised her two children in the Rose Tree Media School District. Over the past thirteen years, Shelly has volunteered hundreds of hours at the schools, for student activities and classroom support. Most recently, Shelly worked with school and district administration, parents, and the current school board to explore the differing state and local graduation requirements. Shelly identified multiple ways to increase curriculum flexibility and effectiveness, so that all students can pursue their unique interests as they prepare themselves for life after high school. Although both of her children will graduate from Penncrest high school in the next two years, Shelly wants to continue to work with the community to ensure our award-winning school district evolves with the needs of our students and residents.
During her thirty-year career in life sciences, Shelly has worked for small, medium and large corporations, and established her own business – always focused on the efficient development of new healthcare products and services. For the past fifteen years, Shelly has been dedicated to strategic planning and operational effectiveness, using information and analytics to make sound, data-driven business 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, attended the Wallingford-Swarthmore district schools and 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 Media 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.