Shelly Bishop

Business Teacher

Welcome to GMC! My career began in 1986 when I graduated from Texas A&M (Gig ‘Em Aggies!) with a BBA in Marketing. For the next 18 years, I worked in corporate America for several large and successful companies – including Wal-Mart, Dillard’s, Estee Lauder (Clinique), and Bank of America. In 2003, my youngest sister encouraged me to consider becoming a teacher. I began teaching at Mauldin High School in 2004 as part of South Carolina’s PACE program. I completed a M. Ed at Anderson University in December 2008. 2018-2019 is my eighth year at GMC and my 15th year as a teacher! I LOVE BEING A BLAZER! My career path mirrors that of my father. He began his career in the oil business in Texas and ultimately retired as a marketing professor from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. As a result of both of our careers, I have lived many places – including Lubbock, TX (twice), Richmond, VA (twice), Vandalia, OH, Greenville, TX, Bryan, TX, College Station, TX, Fayetteville, AR, Houston TX, Charlotte, NC and finally Greenville, SC – for the last 20 years! I am married to Christian Bishop and we have a daughter, Bailey who graduated from GMC in 2017 and is a sophomore at Mississippi State University! Uncle “Sam” is our furry family member, a (mostly) lovable Bichon Frise. We are also the proud grandparents of Phil, the cutest.hamster.ever! As we adjust to an empty nest, I also love to read, decorate, and entertain and watch college football (especially the Texas Aggies!)