Eva Carlston Academy

Shelly Burruss

shelly burruss

BS - Program Director

Shelly has worked with youth in a residential treatment setting for numerous years as a family teacher, shift lead, and home manager before becoming a program director. As program director at Eva Carlston, Shelly manages the day to day activities as well as the staff who work directly with the girls.

“I love being involved in the daily activities of Eva Carlston. We are mindful about everything we do. Watching these girls learn, grow, and begin to find their place in the world is extremely satisfying.”

Shelly has a degree in social work and criminal justice, and is extensively trained in the Teaching-Family Model, which is central to Eva Carlston’s therapeutic philosophy and approach. During her free time, Shelly enjoys water skiing, snowboarding, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two kids.