A lot of names come to mind when we think of people who have shown enthusiastic support for Handley over the last century. However, one name comes to mind when we think of the people who have always had fun doing it.
Shelly Lee grew up in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in Health and Physical Education K-12 at West Chester State College. She earned her Masters of Education at the University of Virginia.
Shelly arrived in Winchester in 1973. The first person she met was Denny Lee at the Winchester Recreation Park. He and Jim Barnett hired her as a lifeguard and swim coach.
Shelly taught Health & Physical Education at Daniel Morgan Middle School from 1974 until 2007. She coached 7th & 8th grade girls basketball and track for 25 years and directed intramural programs for swimming, fishing, bowling, and tennis.
She helped to start and coach the first swim team at Handley in 1997. She also coached Handley girls cross country from 1997-1999 and was assistant coach for girls distance runners in track.
After Daniel Morgan, Shelly taught Physical Education at Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School from 2007 until 2019. She retired after 45 years of teaching and coaching in Winchester Public Schools.
Shelly has been involved with the Youth Development Center where she has worked with skiing programs, the Gymnastics Club and Gym Shows.
Shelly recently described being able to know and to follow students from elementary school to Handley as “a true joy.” She continues to attend as many Handley events as possible where she always projects her positive attitude, her enthusiasm, and her “Go Judges!” spirit.