Shelby Mitchell serves as an instructional coach for Optima Independent. She is a dedicated professional who has successfully transitioned from a career in hospitality to a rewarding role in education. She holds a degree in Psychology from Florida International University demonstrating her passion for helping others succeed and serving as a driving force in this capacity. She collaborates closely with schools to enhance their educational experience. Shelby's passion for education shines through in her work, as she actively inspires and supports teachers in their growth and development. With a background in the hospitality industry spanning eight years for Marriott International, Shelby brings valuable teamwork and strategic planning skills to her current role. Her gift is to connect with people and make a positive impact on the mission of transforming education through technology. Shelby is originally from Newburgh, New York, and now resides in Denver, Colorado. She enjoys long hikes in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.