AB, Barnard College, 1940. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1941.
Writer, editor public relations department J. Walter Thompson Company, New York City, 1940-1946. Free-lance editor, public relations consultant New Rochelle, New York, since 1959. Consultant New York State Citizens Committee Public Schools, National Center Citizens in Education, New York City, 1965-1968, New York State Education Department, 1965-1967, Institute Responsive Education, New Haven, 1973, National Program Education Leadership, City University of New York, 1972-1974, National Committee Citizens in Education, 1973-1974, E.F. Shelley and Company Incorporated, New York York City, 1962-1975.
Public Education-Training Market Report, 1970-1973. Lecturer, conference leader, since 1967. Board directors American Energy Management Company Inc., Hometron Incorporated, New York York City.
President EFS Systems, Inc., since 1990.
President Inwood Community School, New York City, 1951-1952, New Rochelle Council Parents Teachers, 1964-1966. Chairman education committee City Manager's Conference Human Relations, New Rochelle, 1966. Co-chairman program committee Catholic-Judeo Conference, Iona College, 1966.
Member Westchester citizens committee Family Court Judgeship, 1967-1968, advisory committee selection supervisor schools, 1978, advisory board New Rochelle Community Action Program, 1966. Honorary trustee Wildcliff Youth Museum, 1964-1967. Board directors Guidance Center, 1964-1966, Charter League, 1964-1970, New York State Citizens Council, 1975-1978.
Member American Gerontological Society, National Council on Aging, American Society on Aging, Older Women's League.
Married Edwin F. Shelley, August 29, 1941. Children: Carolyn S. LeBel, William Edson.