Shelby Harriel has been named Humanities Teacher of the Year at Pearl River Community College. Although Harriel teaches algebra at PRCC, she holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a mathematics minor and a master’s degree in education with emphasis in math and history. She earned both degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Harriel attended PRCC in 1992-94 and was named the Outstanding Humanities Student in 1993. She played softball and was named All-State as a freshman and All-American as a sophomore. She currently competes in tennis leagues and earned a trip to Tucson, Ariz., for the 2012 national championships.
Harriel, who currently resides in the Sleepy Hollow community, taught math at Poplarville High school for 10 years before coming to PRCC in 2007.
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