The Early Childhood classroom provides pre-kindergarten instruction 5 days per week for students the year before they enter kindergarten.
The Early Childhood blended classroom (limited availability) provides instruction 4 days per week, Monday through Thursday. Peer models are in the classroom with special needs students.
Early Childhood Special Education meets the needs of young children with developmental delays.
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers offers home visits and related services for families beginning before birth. Parents as Teachers
Early Learning Director Mary Shatford
Mary Shatford is the Director of the Shull Early Learning Center, effective July 1, 2017. This includes responsibility for Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, and Parents as Teachers.
Shatford has worked for the District since 1998.
She was a kindergarten teacher, an Instructional Coach, a Literacy Coach, and has worked as a Curriculum Specialist supporting curriculum development and mentoring new teachers. Shatford earned her Education Specialist degree in Administration from William Woods University, Fulton. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from William Woods.
Shatford was the Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year in 2007. A Ray-Pec High School graduate, Shatford and her husband have two daughters.