Shelly Moore teaches second grade at Alden Elementary School. She's a native of Nashua, Iowa, which she said is most closely connected with the famous "Little Brown Church." Moore is in her 11th year at the Alden School District. She got her teaching degree in early childhood education and elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa.
She said when she and her husband - Dave Moore II - were first married, they lived in Independence. When his career required a move to this area, she started at the school as a long-term substitute. Later she was hired on as a teacher.