Shelby is now employed with Omaha Public Schools at Mount View Elementary and Belle Ryan Elementary Schools as a Physical Education teacher. Houston thinks it was a smooth transition into her new position because of the skills she acquired while working at the Club.
"Working at Boys & Girls Club was the most impactful and influential experience that has led me to be the teacher I am today. I learned first-hand the importance of building positive relationships with students and how that creates a welcoming and safe space for youth to grow. Without my experience at Boys & Girls Club, I would not feel as prepared as I did to take on my role as a full-time teacher".
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Club staff are top-notch and we feel lucky to have had Shelby at our Mount View Club! When we asked Shelby if there's anything she misses about her time with the Clubs, she had this to say:
"I miss the students, but I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to teach at Mount View Elementary. Therefore, I still get to see my Mount View Club kids at school for PE class! I also miss my co-workers. We still talk frequently, but I miss the camaraderie we built together at Club. Thankfully, I am not too far away (just down the stairs)!"
Thank you for your time at Mount View Boys & Girls Clubs Shelby! To all our Club Staff past, present and future, thank you for the work you do to provide local youth with a fun, safe place to go after school and for making a difference in your community.