...say what?


“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.



“I will always remember the day Shelley came to our class and changed how we all felt about each other.  It seemed like for a split second we all liked each other and cared about each other.  Suddenly , nothing mattered, not money, not popularity.  Just that we are all people"
 - Eighth grade middle school student

“When I began the writing unit called "Hall of Heroes ”, I asked my students to identify personal or famous American heroes.  Once they agreed on someone, they were to come forward and write that person's name on the board.  When I looked up at the board, among such heroes as Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln and JFK, was the name Shelley Moon.”
 - Crystal Barnes, teacher

“The time spent with Shelley resulted in writing work samples that met state benchmarks from students who previously had not met state standards.”
 - Peter Tromba, school principal

"Shelley's zeal for life and life stories is infectious.  I recommend her without reservation.”
 -  Tom Di Liberto, arts and social studies teacher

“I hope maybe someday I could be as brave as you and do acting and tell stories in front of people.”
 - Student participant

"You're really inspiring and made me love writing.  Telling my story was hard and made me shake, but I'm so glad you encouraged me to get up there and do it.  I think I really needed to let that out."
 - Student participant

"Shelley, you're fantastic and funny and now my guard and feelings of stage fright isn't as bad anymore.  I can actually talk in front of the class now."
 - Student participant

"Dear Shelley you taught me that if you write about something that means a lot to you, the words flow faster and stronger."
 - Student participant