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Tricia Shelton Ed.D.
Joined Seton Hill
Monroeville, PA
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Dr. Tricia Shelton has a 20-year career in education, first as an early childhood educator, and later as a grade-level coach. She also earned a Pennsylvania Administration PK-12 certificate and worked as a K-4 building principal. An advocate for school choice, Dr. Shelton currently serves as the Board of Trustee chair of the Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship. Additionally, she is a parent volunteer in several local schools and serves as the Sunday School superintendent at Monroeville United Methodist Church. Dr. Shelton has research interests centered in culturally inclusive practices. With the support of the Working for Kids: Building Skills Foundation, she has developed curricula to teach complex problem-solving skills to adolescents in a variety of school and community settings. A significant component of the program design is its integration of decision-making skill practice in traditional academic content. Further, Dr. Shelton has authored several publications on various other strands of the inclusion topic, including a book with Gryphon House, Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2016), which was honored with a 2018 Preschool Teachers’ Choice Award. She also has presented at state, regional, and national conferences.