Retired Teacher Comes Back

Story by Areesa Steele – Social Media Editor


   A teacher willing to give their all is shown by how much work they have put in. Shelley McCain has been in education for 35 years, and has now come back from retirement to teach again. Her hard work has paid off and she has made a huge impact on her coworkers and students.

   Before Mccain’s teaching year, she grew up in Independence, Missouri, but now she lives in Lee’s Summit. She graduated from Truman High School and went to the University of Missouri for her undergraduate degree. While she was teaching, she went to the University of Central Missouri to get her masters in counseling. 

   “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to be back in the classroom after so many years in counseling. Don’t get me wrong. I loved being a counselor but I also love being a teacher,” McCain said.

   Before, she taught summer school and was a counselor. Now, McCain teaches personal finance and zero hour IB Personal and Professional Skills for the IBCP Program. Not only has McCain taught for 35 years, she is a huge part of the LSN dance team. McCain has been coaching throughout the years that she has been teaching. Being a part of the dance team, she has really gotten the chance to enjoy the relationships and the opportunity. 

   “Again the relationships, the opportunity to make a difference in a kid’s life, the opportunity to be a role model, the opportunity to grow leaders,” McCain said.

   Mrs. McCain enjoys everything about LSN. Not only is it a family, but it’s a home.


Photo by Abbey Euritt