Director of Student Culture
Shalawn Avery-Glover is a dedicated, seasoned professional with over 17 years of leadership experience in K-12 education and an MS in Educational Leadership. Throughout her career, she has served and educated students in diverse communities at charter and independent private schools. Most recently, she served as the Trivium and Literature Teacher at Thales Academy in Waxhaw, North Carolina.
Prior roles included Instructional Coaching at Movement Schools, where she provided support to teachers in classroom management, creating an engaging classroom culture, and literacy instruction. As Grade Level Lead for first grade at Sugar Creek Charter School and founding Grade Level Lead for grades 5 & 6 at Movement Schools, she provided support and leadership to teachers surrounding student data and student culture.
Mrs. Avery-Glover has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, and her passion for both subjects is woven into her love for education. Understanding motivational theory, cognitive theory, and social psychology gives her unique insight into student dynamics that arise daily in a school setting and helps her discern issues related to social well-being, social change, and changes in human behavior from a schoolwide and classroom perspective.
She believes every child deserves to attend a school where they are loved for who they are and are given the opportunity to grow academically, emotionally, and socially. Her approach to restorative discipline, strong desire to help all children progress in all areas of their development, and passion for celebrating them on the journey of growth are assets that she brings to our Telra family. She strives to create a community of learners and engage them in a positive, rigorous, fun environment.
As Director of Student Culture, she leads the implementation of our character education and social emotional skills curriculum, promotes best practices in classroom management, coordinates the student behavior management system, and leads our counseling services.