We sat down with english teacher Billy Shellenbarger, who worked in pharmaceutical sales the past ten years and got his story on how he got to Seaholm.Name: Billy Shellenbarger
Subject: English (English 9 Team)
Experience: After being in the Pharmaceutical Sales business for 10 years after college, Shellenbarger realized that his true passion lied in teaching. He dropped his business career to get his teaching certification through Saginaw Valley State University. He taught at Utica Eisenhower last year and has been the boy’s varsity basketball coach at Clawson High School for the past four years.
Something Students May Not Know About Him: “Something students wouldn’t know about me would be that my wife and I own an eight year old Thoroughbred horse. He was a former race horse whose career was over and was going to be ‘put down’. We rescued him. He is a huge, sweet horse and we are fortunate to have him. My wife is the one who spends time riding and I am the one who does all the clean up.”
Quote: “Teaching at Seaholm is a dream come true. Being a teacher is a dream come true, but being so fortunate to teach at a school as fantastic as Seaholm is beyond words. The people at Seaholm are so selfless and kind. Everyone has welcomed me with open arms, and I truly feel so at home here. I am very lucky!”