Shelly Ray


ESL Teacher


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My name is Mrs. Ray, and I am joining Jim Barnes Middle School after teaching at the elementary level for the past four years.


I have a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from American Military University, and obtained my teaching certificate through Texas Teachers in 2017. I have had my ESL certification from the beginning and have learned a little of four different languages as I've traveled the world. I have a deep love of learning new languages and how they incorporate into what I know about English. I have even taught English as a second language to my own son, who was adopted overseas in 2011.


My teaching motto is "EVERY STUDENT COUNTS!" My first goal is that every child should feel welcome, safe, and loved in my classroom. Also, I know from experience that every child can learn, and I'm here to help them feel successful.


Personally, I love music, traveling, being outdoors (hiking, camping, bike riding, kayaking, etc.), reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with my family. I live in Seguin with my husband, four of our children, and four dogs! Our adult children live in Seattle, WA and Arcadia, FL. I am proud to be a Matador teacher and parent!


Feel free to contact me at anytime using the link on the left, or by emailing me at


I look forward to hearing from you!

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