Kim Lamar Shelton earned her B.A. degrees in Sociology and Afro-American & African Studies in 1988 and completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary Social Studies in January 1990 from Binghamton University. Kim graduated from the Southern Tier Leadership Academy sponsored by Binghamton University’s School of Management and School of Education in June 2002. She began her professional career as a Secondary Social Studies Teacher in September 1990. Later, in 1993, Kim transitioned into an Adult Education Instructor and taught multiple subject areas in addition to teaching in incarcerated education programs. Shelton worked concurrently as the Assistant Director of Affirmative Action at Binghamton University in the mid/late 1990s where she was primarily responsible for the educational programming out of the office. She became the Director of Student Academic Services and Assistant Professor at Davis College in August 2002. In August 2008, Kim Shelton accepted a faculty/advisor position in the Department of Academic and Human Development at Mansfield University. Kim spent the Fall 2010 semester as an Instructional Academic Planning Counselor for the Educational Opportunity Program in the Office of Learning Services at SUNY Oswego. Kim Lamar Shelton was the Director for TRiO Student Support Services at SUNY Broome from 2011 to 2015 just prior to rejoining the Mansfield University family and community as the Director of TRiO Programs and Faculty In Residence in January 2016..
Kim Lamar Shelton’s educational philosophy is to ensure that students are provided with the necessary resources and tools to succeed. She realizes that each student is a unique person and must be treated as such. Because each student has a unique learning style, she feels that instructors should use a variety of teaching techniques and strategies as well as actively involve students in the learning process. In order for students to grow as a whole person, Mrs. Shelton believes that it is essential for educators to be invested in each student’s overall development.
Kim Lamar Shelton's permanent residency is in Vestal, NY with her husband, Dyschel, and daughter, Katherine, who is a university student. When Kim is not working at the university, she serves as a second photographer in her husband’s business, Legacy Everlasting Photography. Kim believes in giving back and serving others. Therefore, she continues to be active in her surrounding community. Mrs. Shelton is currently the 2nd Vice Chair and Executive Board Member of the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, which territory covers 26 counties throughout NY and PA.
When Kim is not working at the university, she serves as a photographer and stylist in her husband’s business, Legacy Everlasting Photography. Kim believes in giving back and serving others. Therefore, she continues to be active in her surrounding community. She has performed with the Vestal Community Chorus since 2014. She is an active member of Binghamton University’s Greater Binghamton Alumni Chapter. Kim has served on the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Board since the realignment and was previously a board member of the Indian Hills Legacy Council. GSNYPENN Pathways covers 26 counties throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Kim is the current 2nd Vice Chair of the GSNYPENN Board, chair of the 2017 Annual Delegates Meeting, member of the Advancement Committee, and member of the Broome County Annual Women of Distinction Celebration Committee. The Girl Scouts of Indian Hills Council honored Kim with the Thanks Badge (highest adult award) in 2008 for her service at the troop, service unit, and council level.
President, Pennsylvania Association of TRiO Programs, 2017 - 2018
President Elect, Pennsylvania Association of TRiO Programs, 2016 - 2017
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, 2017
Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, Board Member, 2016 - 2019
Council for Opportunity in Education, 2016
Association for Equity and Excellence in Education (AEEE) Central NY Chapter, 2012 - 2016
NYSTRS Delegate, 2011 - 2015
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Master Practitioner, since 2012
Teaching With Graphic Organizers Trainer, 2010
The Healthy U Trainer, 2008
Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis Certification, 2004
New York State Council on Social Studies, 2001 - 2002
New York State Association of Incarcerated Education Programs, 1998 - 2001
Sexual Harassment Prevention/Identification Trainer, 1996 - 2001
Southern Tier Professional Development Consortium, 1995 - 2001
New York State Career Plan Trainer, since 2000
New York State Education Department Bridges to Practice Trainer, since 1999
New York State Education Department Best Practices Peer Reviewer, 1997
Action for Personal Choice Program Facilitator, since 1997
Southern Tier Association of Continuing and Community Education, 1993 - 1995
New York Association of Continuing and Community Education, 1993 - 1994