Michelle Shelton Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
10th Grade English, 9th Grade English


Southside High School (1993)

Jacksonville State University (1998)-B.S. in secondary education

University of Alabama (2009)-M.A. in secondary eduction

University of Alabama (2015)-Ed.S. in secondary education

Other Titles/Credentials:

Flipgrid Certified Educator

Flipgrid Ambassador

Blogger at Bloggin' in the Rain (

Cohost of Across the Hall podcast ( )



2016-present: Oxford High School, Oxford City Schools, English Teacher

2002-2016: O.D. Duran Junior High School, Pell City Schools, English Teacher

  • Student Goverment Sponsor
  • Panther Prowl Sponsor
  • Teacher Leader/Department Head
  • Scholars' Bowl Sponsor
  • Debate Team Coach
  • Drama Club Sponsor
  • WebMaster
  • Building Technology Coordinator

2000-2002: Moody High School, St. Clair County Schools, English Teacher, Scholars' Bowl Sponsor (2001-2002)

Spring Semester 2000: Wellborn High School, Calhoun County Schools, English Teacher

Student Teaching: Litchfield High School, Gadsden City Schools, English Teacher


My name is Michelle Shelton, and this is my second year at Oxford High School. I am so very excited to be an Oxford Yellow Jacket! I have been teaching for over seventeen years. I am originally from Rainbow City/Southside in Etowah County. My family and I have FIVE pets: three dogs and two cats. I am to blame for acquiring most of them. I spend most of my time at home with my family but love a chance to visit someplace new. I have a bad habit of using ellipses too often and comparing just about any situation to a Friends episode. I am horrible with plants and cannot cook very well, but I am really good at stealing other people's ideas from Pinterest and making sure pictures are hanging straight.

I am married to Kyle Shelton, our fixer, builder, chef, and barista. I have three amazing daughters: Taylor, Sydney, and Sophie. Taylor is the organizer and planner, Sydney is the leader and comedian, and Sophie is the energetic ray of sunshine. Taylor is married and just blessed me with my first g-baby (I'm still in denial about being the g-word). I am just blessed to get to do life with these people. 

I'm looking forward to a great year of writing, reading, and discussing with this year's amazing group of students! Go, Big O!