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Michelle Anthony

Shelly Anthony

Instructor, Early Childhood Education Department: Health and Human Services/Early Childhood Education Health Sciences/LRC (L) 327-C
Wilmington Campus
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Michelle Anthony, Shelly, is an instructor for the Early Childhood Education department at Cape Fear Community College. Her prior experience includes teaching at a child care center, with two-year-old and four-year-old children, working as an Early Childhood Specialist with Easter Seals UCP Early Childhood Outreach program, as well as providing early intervention as an Infant/Toddler Specialist.

Shelly’s interest in Early Childhood Education began in college while she perused a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and began taking child development classes. While in graduate school, Shelly worked as a research assistant and participated in research regarding the interactions among teachers and children in preschool classrooms. She completed her internship in the Child Life program at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, which centers on the well-being and development of children during hospitalization.

Shelly has been teaching as an instructor in the Early Childhood Education department at Cape Fear Community College since 2015. She is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). She has participated in a site visit and the CFCC Early Childhood Education Program renewing their NAEYC Accreditation for Early Childhood Higher Education Programs. She has presented in local professional conferences for early childhood professionals.

Shelly is very passionate about the field of early childhood and enjoys sharing that interest with others. As of the summer of 2020, she will be the mother of two boys. She finds that her experiences in the professional field of early childhood and motherhood inspire as well as support one another.


Master of Science (M.S.), Child Development and Family Relations, East Carolina University

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