Shelly Thornton

I was a Teaching Assistant for the Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) program. As a teaching assistant, I helped elementary students excel in reading, math, and writing, and I assisted and carried out teacher’s lesson plans. Also, I chaperoned small groups of students during field trips, and served as a mentor to the students to help them build their self esteem and social skills. I heard of this program through the office of Community Engagement here at Wayne State University.