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;GER ness lease 1579. ) grill rry or 3440. ERS. ;sary. 945- S 2 , .33. 1Cerl- asive 8. eS/ Selby Continued from page 1 In November of 1989, she be- came an assistant principal at Cape Henlopen High School, after serving as an administrative intern at Shields Elementary School for the first couple of months of that year. She stayed in her position at the high school until 1995, when she moved back to Rehoboth Ele- mentary School That move was the second time Selby was to serve in an adminis- trative capacity at the elementary" school. From 1987 to 1988, she served as the interim principal, Selby has an extensive teaching background. -Since 1994, she has worked for Delaware State Col- lege as an assistant adjunct profes- sor, where she instructs students majoring in elementary education. Her own teaching background includes instruction from elemen- tary to secondary age students, as well as special education students. When she began her career in 1970, she taught special education at Rehoboth Elementary School, and in 1972, she changed posi- tions and taught grades two through nine. During those years she contin- ued to pursue her own education, earning her master's degree in curriculum and instruction in 1981 from the University of Delaware. She stayed in the ele- mentary/middle school environ- ment until 1986, then she moved to the high school to take not only a position teaching social studies but Chairing the social studies de- partment. School's not just for kids Selby again became the student, when she decided that she wanted her certificati0n in elementary and secondary administration. She earned that distinction in 1988. In spite of the activities taking Sel- by's time in th classroom in which she taught and the class- rooln in which she was a student, Selby made time to be part of school, district- and state-level as well as community activities. During her tenure at Cape Hen- lopen High School she was the ad- visor for the Sisters Group, the Close UI Government program and the-Kiwanis Key Club. She also, as department chairwoman, coordinated the social studies field trips. Throughout the years, she has participated in a vast array of dis- trict-wide committees: Communi- ty Minority Advisory Committee, Multicultural Committee, Strate- gic Planning Committee, Parent Teacher Association, Superinten- dent's Search Committee, Read- ing and Social Studies Curriculum Committee. The high-energy woman, how- ever, also was active in state-level organizations such as the Delaware State Education Associ- ation and the Cape Henlopen Edu- cation Association. She also has worked on the fol- lowing c9mmittees for the Depart- ment of Public Instruction (DPI): Certification Requirements, Crim- inal Background Check, State As- sessment Bias Sensitivity Review, Limited English Proficiency, So- cial Studies Exemplar and Law Education. Also with DPI, she served on the New Directions Sci- ence Framework Leadership Commission, and the Cultural Task Team, a subcommittee of the New'Directions Science Commis- sion. Her activities in the community have ranged from being a parade marshal, serving in civic associa- tions to working as a board mem, ber at the YMCA. Many of the organizations have honored her achievements with awards and recognition. Selby has facilitated or present- ed at numerous conferences and been an active member of several special projects through the local district, the state or Delaware State University. She is a member of the National Political Congress of. Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter, Delta Sigma Them Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamina Society, Associa- tion for Supervision and Curricu- lum Development, Phi Delta Kap- pa and the Delaware Association " of Secondary School Administra- tors. Selby scheming for RES Selby, with all of her activities, said she is ready and anxious to get involved in more, but this time they'll be directed at keeping Re- hoboth Elementary School the positive learning environment that it has beenfor as long as she can remember. "It's always been a positive at- mosphere," said Selby. "I'm just so thrilled to be going back there." Selby" said she is particularly ex- cited about working again with Mary Walker, who has served as the school's interim principal since late winter. "Mary and I go way back," said Selby. "Mary's wonderful, i,m very excited that she and I will be working as a team." One of the items that is topping Selby's agen- da, she said, is working with the district to try to secure grant mon- ey to implement a new mentoring program. Helping One Student to Suc- ceed (HOST), said" Selby, was a program she implemented when she worked in Dover, and by the end of the year, statistics showed that reading skills.rose by 1.5 per- cent per grade level. "It has given us tremendous success with read- ing," said Selby. The program, she explained, in- volved capitalizing on the vast re-. sources of the community. Basi- cally, she said, it involves one-on- one mentoring. Last year in her Dover school, Selby recruited po- lice officers, business workers, parents, retirees, and a wide vari- ety of others to help with the pro- gram. She said she intends to en- courage Cape Region community members to help work "individual- ly with the Rehoboth Elementary School students. Community in- volvement in education promotes better education, she said. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July U - July 17, 1997 - 11 i I. BUY, SELL & CONSIGN CLASSIC CARS NEW LOCATION ON REHOBOTH AVENUE IN REHOBOTH BEACH +. +I++i ;+I +, ++,'- + +' 1' ,  ; I