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.
Shelly ODonnell is the founder and director of The Teacher Reuse. She is a retired Texas teacher of 26 years. She taught Deaf Education PK-12 and American Sign Language. Shelly received her bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her master's degree in Education of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing from Texas Woman's University.
Shelly taught at Austin Community College, Grayson County College, Howe ISD, Round Rock ISD, Hays CISD, and Lockhart ISD meeting amazing students and teaching with some amazing faculty.
Her proud accomplishments:
Founded of the Texas ASL Educators state-wide workshop.
Taught swimming lessons to economically disadvantaged children
Engaged the community in learning sign language.
In 2022, Shelly saw the need to create a "hub" for teachers community members, and businesses to put their unneeded supplies in the classrooms. The Teacher Reuse received 501(c)(3) status in March, 2022 and is growing strong.
Allison is an educator at heart. With nearly 25 years of educational experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the board of Teacher Reuse. Allison has served as a K-12 teacher, has worked in higher education training teachers, and has worked to help ensure that the needs of educators were met at the Texas Capitol.
Allison is a graduate of St. Edward’s University and lives in Austin, Texas. She enjoys outdoor sports and collecting sports cards. With decades of development and program management experience, Allison is excited to help advance the mission of Teacher Reuse for Texas teachers and students.
Angela’s life has been marked by three diverse careers.
Prior to her current role in mortgage processing, she was an engineer, specializing in the design of computer peripherals and cellular infrastructure. However, her most cherished career role was that of a dedicated home-educating teacher, nurturing her children's education from kindergarten through high school.
Her passion for teaching, learning, and helping others has been a constant throughout her life. She thrives in witnessing the success and growth of those she has had the privilege to guide.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, family time, and long walks.
These experiences and interests have shaped Angela’s perspective, and she is eager to contribute her unique background and enthusiasm to helping ease the burden on teachers as they inspire the next generation.
Deede Butler has 25 years of service as a training and development leader in the telecommunication industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in education from The University of Oklahoma. She served three years on the Wylie ISD Education Foundation Board and supported the annual fundraising event, Boots ‘N Barbecue Gala, each year. She has also participated on numerous PTA/PTSA boards over the years in a variety of ways such as President, Secretary, Chair positions and member.
With two teachers in her extended family, she is excited to help support the Teacher Reuse and its mission to provide teachers with supplies for the classroom.