A note from Mrs. Shetenhelm:
Thank you for visiting the APEX website. I oversee APEX at WHS. I’m certified as a Highly Qualified English teacher in the state of Maine. I’ve been teaching English for the past 10 years in both Massachusetts and Maine. I’ve taught grades 9-12 in classes ranging from the standard level to pre-AP courses. At my previous schools, I’ve held positions such as English Department Head, Curriculum Facilitator, Swim Coach, and Journalism Video teacher. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Secondary Education from Wheaton College (in MA) and a Masters of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Boston College.
My favorite book when I was young was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I remember connecting with Matilda’s love of reading for the escape and intellectual challenge. I also remember, lovingly, Miss Honey and her role as mentor of Matilda, a young girl who needed a loving, caring adult. It wasn’t until recently, as I was organizing my bookshelf, that I saw the cover again after many years and had an epiphany that possibly this book planted the seed about the importance of education, literature, and the relationship between students and teachers.
Please contact me about our program at any time.