Shelley Carnes, MS, OTR/L
Head of School, Founder
Along with being a co-founder of The Hirsch Academy, Shelley is an Expert DIR Floortime Provider and Trainer. At Hirsch she found her true love of working side by side with teachers, where she found tremendous meaning in collaborating and implementing creative sensory integration, DIR and other supports into the classroom. She has a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from Auburn University, and an additional bachelor’s/master’s in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University. She is most passionate about listening and learning from her students, as well as guided by her autistic mentors and friends.