Shelley Kelly, Director, Lead Teacher, Tues/Thurs

Shelley Kelly was born and raised in Oakland, California. She studied Early Childhood Education at Merritt College. She has a BA in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Hayward. She taught Kindergarten and First Grade in the Castro Valley Unified School District. Her three children went to Linda Beach, and she has been working as a Linda Beach teacher for over 10 years – first as the lead teacher of the Pre-K program, and then as Director. 

Danielle Morse, Lead Teacher, Mon/Wed/Fri

Danielle Morse was born and raised in the Bay Area. She received her BA in Communications from Santa Clara University and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Child Development Master Teacher Certification from Chapman University. Both of her sons attended Linda Beach while she served on the parent Board both as Secretary and twice as President. Danielle joined our teaching staff in 2016 after many years' experience at Linda Beach as a substitute teacher.

Jennifer Walker, Assistant Teacher, Tues/Thurs

Jennifer Walker is a Bay Area native and has lived in Oakland for the past 12 years. She initially studied Psychology and Economics at Santa Clara University, and later earned her Master's degree in Social Psychology from San Francisco State University. She also holds a Level 1 Early Childhood Special Education Credential from Sacramento State University. Jennifer has 15 years of experience in education with a focus on children with special needs, and has worked both as a therapist and for 10 years as a therapy program supervisor. Two of Jennifer's three children attended Linda Beach, and she served on the Linda Beach Board as its Treasurer for two years. Jennifer became a Linda Beach Teacher in 2017.