Degrees and Certifications:

Reading K-12, MS Elementary Education, MS Elementary and Special Education, BS

Mrs. Shelly Kleist

I am excited to be joining the Coastal Elementary School and becoming a PELICAN! 

I have 23 years experiecence in education and have taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. I have also spent time as a Literacy Coach for OCS.

Originally from upstate New York, my husband (Mr. Ken) and I decided to head for coastal North Carolina in 2010. We love living in Sneads Ferry and are happy to call NC home.

I have three kids: Abby a junior at UNCW, Ky a DHS senior, and James a COES 3rd Grader.  I also am mama to our beloved Maltipoo, Zoie

Our family spends time cheering each other on at sporting events, boating and camping.