Shelly DeVries has been with the Albert Lea School District since 1999. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Minnesota-Mankato. She received her Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University and Autism Certification from Hamline University of Minneapolis. She previously taught Early Childhood Special Education for the Austin Public Schools in Austin, Minnesota. While working for Albert Lea Area Schools she has been in the classroom teaching preschoolers with Autism for 15 years and is currently working with families with Birth to two year olds through home visits and evaluations.