Shelly became principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School on July 1, 2019.
For seven years, Shelly was the Assistant Principal and Preschool Director at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Glendale. Before that, she was a teacher at two other schools in the Diocese of Phoenix for a total of twelve years. Shelly has her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, where she majored in Special Education. She also has achieved two Masters of Education degrees from Northern Arizona University, one in Curriculum and Instruction and the other in Educational Leadership. Shelly also has a Doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Walden University.
Shelly and her husband Greg Cipriano have three adult children. Shelly and Greg are very excited to live in Prescott.