Shelly Levine Receives Trustee Award
Posted September 10, 2012
Faculty member Shelly Levine received the Trustee Award from Lay Board of Trustees President Dan Scott '62 at the Faculty Picnic on September 7, 2012 as she began her thirty-fifth consecutive year at Delbarton. Click here for photos.
More than thirty-five years ago, Shelly Levine arrived on Delbarton’s campus to begin a career that would leave her indelible mark on the School. She began as a teacher of English, and her enthusiasm and knowledge made her a student favorite. Soon, she was named the Chairperson of the English Department and worked tirelessly to establish a standard of excellence for other teachers of English. (In fact, she was responsible for hiring the young man who would eventually marry her daughter Robin. Shelly often jokes that she would have asked a very different set of questions had she known in advance that he would eventually become her son-in-law!) Shelly also oversaw a massive study of Delbarton’s curriculum, which improved the course offerings of all academic departments. In addition, Shelly was the moderator of the yearbook for many years, and helped direct that publication to its current level of excellence.
Shelly eventually moved from English to guidance, when she became the guidance counselor for the junior class. Her expertise was invaluable especially when it came to college placement, and her knowledge helped lay the groundwork for many a successful college application -- no one is better at proofreading a college application essay. Shelly currently is Dean of the entire guidance department, and oversees the counselors of all grade levels.
Dan Scott described Levine "an irreplaceable asset to Delbarton School" and her fellow faculty members gave her a warm round of applause for the well-deserved achievement. In her acceptance (she pointed out that the award was particularly meaningful since she had taught several of the trustees) Levine said "In all that time there has not been one day that I didn't look forward to coming to work at Delbarton!"