Shelli Carnes is the 8th grade Design teacher. Born and raised in Texas, she has been teaching since 2008 after taking an early retirement from American Airlines. She has a BA in Fine Arts with a minor in Graphic Design. Shelli is committed to encouraging each and every student to seek knowledge, to find the courage to try new things, and to pursue curiosity to explore new answers. Shelli's family includes her husband, John, and three beautiful daughters: Hannah is a flight attendant; Emily is a grad student at UNT; and Zoe is a senior in high school. Shelli's fur babies, Moose and Tudi, complete her family. Besides her family, her passions include travel, art, reading and interior design.