Jessica Shellhamer earned her B.A. in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. While at UNC, she double-majored in English. She continued to pursue her studies in English at Wake Forest University, earning her M.A. in 2007. Ms. Shellhamer then began teaching at Salem Academy in 2007. At Salem, she has taught English at every grade level, including Honors, AP, and dual enrollment courses. Currently, she teaches freshman and junior English as well as Yearbook, and she is the faculty sponsor for the junior class and the Honor Cabinet.