Community Member of the Week: Shelley Nathan May

Shelley is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Austin Independent School District in Texas. She has been using Discovery Education resources for 6 years. She shared “Discovery Education has brought so many different topics to life for the many students that I work with. It has provided so many opportunities for self learning and research for the students. We especially love working with Board Builder.”


Iste Digital Tatoo copyWhen you’re not working where are we most likely to find you?
At home, working in the yard, reading a book or watching a movie. You may also find me at the gym.

Why did you become a teacher?
As crazy as this sounds, I have a connection with kids. I speak their language without even trying. This connection has always been with me. I wasn’t always a teacher, but I got back to the profession as quickly as I could.

How do you start your day?
Usually there is a cat sitting on me wanting to be fed. I get up and feed my three furry children first and then get ready for work.

Nathan and Shelley

Nathan Shelley and Shelley Nathan May- met at ISTE years ago, connected because of their names and stay connected through technology. Meet annually at ISTE for a picture

What are you reading or something on your to-read list?
I am currently reading The Burning Room by Michael Connelly. I love the Harry Bosch series.

What brings you joy?
My husband, my nephews, my sister, my family.

How can others connect with you?
I contribute at @AISDIT on Twitter and at


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