THE TEACHER REUSE
Non-Profit 501(c)(3) 88-1240132
FREE SUPPLIES to charter & public school teachers!
Meet The Board
The Board of Directors have decades of combined experience and expertise to help build a successful operation. Please meet the members here.
Founder & Director
As the director of The Teacher Reuse, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Shelly is passionate about supporting teachers.
Shelly is a retired Texas public school teacher. She taught American Sign Language as a foreign language at the high school level for nineteen years and Education of the Deaf/HH for six years. She started the Texas ASL Educators Workshop in 2016, where she saw a need for staff development for ASL teachers, and she created a solution with an annual workshop.
The Teacher Reuse was created out of a need to help teachers supply their classrooms. These supplies are collected from retired teachers, community members, and businesses with a surplus and made available for free to public and charter school teachers.
Shelly has led the organization to serve 27 school districts and is excited to reach all public and charter school teachers in Central Texas!
Liz McGehee hails from Oklahoma and Texas. A graduate of Rice (B.A.) and the University of Iowa (M.A., Communications Studies), she has been a teacher in Brooklyn, a video producer at Teach For America, and has been doing video work professionally since 2007, working with clients such as The Louisiana Department of Education, Committee of 100, 4.0 Schools, Vidcode, Ripple Effect, Relay Graduate School of Education, New Schools for New Orleans, mSchool, Bourne Digital, Smartcoos, Glitterati Inc. and Goodwill Industries. She has also had her work published in Res, Essence and on CNN.com.
A self-proclaimed “big nerd,” Elizabeth enjoys cooking, travel, science, design, and the outdoors. She lives in Austin with her husband and their dog.
Jeanette Gross is a Secondary MathematicsTeacher.
She retired from teaching in 2018. She taught all mathematics subjects from 7th-12th grade. Her love of Algebra is not so unusual for a mathematics teacher, but she relishes the challenge of a Geometry proof! Call her crazy, but she likes the challenge. It’s that love of a good challenge that she found herself spending her last 15 years of her 32 year career,
teaching middle school, 7th and 8th grade, in Allen, TX at Allen ISD. Many find those ages
difficult to teach, and at that age they tend to lose interest in math. Jeanette loved to find new ways to keep them interested and engaged!
Jeanette never shied away from the newest technology or teaching tools, such as smart boards or online games.
Jeanette moved to Austin after she retired in 2018 and although she wasn’t actively looking for a new challenge, she joined The Teacher Reuse!
“I was blessed to work in a district that could afford to ‘keep up’ with current innovations and trends, but I still spent a hefty chunk of my own money on my own classroom and instruction materials that I wanted for my kids. That is why I know The Teacher Reuse is such a wonderful use of my time and experience!"
For the past 8 years I have been working in the Austin area as a pharmacy technician. I am so honored to now serve our community in another way that will have a lasting impact.
I am Elise Nignan and live in Manor, Texas. My degree is in management and business strategy.
I love to dance and to travel the world. I have been to several African countries, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy and Algeria.
I met Shelly through my husband. She is a loving, protective person and always ready to help other people. This project is just one example of her willingness to serve others.
Brandi is the PTA president at her son's school. She is very involved with both her children's education and has first-hand knowledge of the needs of teachers in their classrooms.
She enjoys being involved in education and this nonprofit is just one more part of how she serves the community.