Vanessa Shively


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My name is Vanessa Shively and I am your Gifted Specialist here at Power Ranch! I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I enjoy decorating, crafts, boating, running and traveling with my husband and 3 sons.

I began my educational journey at Clemson University where I attended for 2 years pursuing a math degree. After realizing my dream of wanting to work with children, I switched majors and received my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashworth College. I worked in the Early Childhood Education field for 13 years as a director, district manager, and accreditation specialist. I later graduated from the University of Phoenix with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.

My Favorite Educational Quote: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada