Shelley Gies, EdD, is the director of curriculum and instruction at Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation in central Indiana. Previously, Dr. Gies served as principal of Clark Elementary School, which is certified in Levels 1–4 of the Marzano High Reliability Schools framework. Shelley also spent 23 years as a classroom teacher, serving most grades in K–6.
Shelley’s background and focus areas include leading schools and districts through research-based instructional elements, school-improvement initiatives, formative assessment practices, and standards-based grading and reporting.
While serving as a principal, she was named Indiana Association of School Principals District 9 Principal of the Year. She served as president of that organization and is a member of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.
Dr. Gies received her elementary education degree from Franklin College and her master’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She earned her education specialist degree, doctoral degree, building-level administrator license, and superintendent license from Ball State University.