7th & 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

Phone: 334-588-2943


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. in English Language Arts Secondary Education M.S. in Gifted Education

Mrs. Shelby Fondren



Welcome! I love being an ELA teacher here at Geneva County Middle School! I am proud to be a member of the Hartford community and to be a Bulldog. I am getting ready to begin my sixth year as a teacher. Originally from Slocomb, Alabama, I graduated from Slocomb High School in 2012. I earned my bachelor's degree in English Language Arts from The University of Alabama in 2016, and I recently earned my master's degree in Gifted Education from Troy University. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I am happily married to my husband, Patrick, and together we have two sons, Rhett and Myles. I also enjoy reading, cooking, cheering on the Tide, going to the lake/beach, and hanging out with friends.

Teaching is my passion, and I know without a doubt that it is my calling. I believe that all students have the ability to be successful. As an educator, I think that it is my job to see that through. I hope that our 7th and 8th graders are ready to embark on this journey together as we conquer the 2021-2022 school year. 

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela