Brian Shelson, Principal
Brian Shelson joined the administrative team as an assistant principal at Stoney Creek in August 2017 and was named principal in July 2020. Mr. Shelson previously served as an assistant principal/athletic director at Grosse Pointe North High School and as an assistant principal/athletic director at Lapeer High School prior to coming to SCHS. Mr. Shelson's professional career includes working as a high school science teacher in the Widefield School District in Colorado Springs, CO., Plymouth Canton Community Schools, and the Gross Pointe Public School system. He has also worked at the University of Michigan in Undergraduate Admissions. Mr. Shelson earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University and his Master of Education degree from Saginaw Valley State University.
Laura Matthews, Assistant Principal
Laura Matthews served as the interim principal at Stoney Creek High School for the last half of the 2019-2020 school year and became a permanent part of the team in the fall of 2020. Mrs. Matthews professional career includes working as a high school social studies teacher in the Lapeer school district and Rochester school district. She served as the Instructional Leadership chair and the Professional Development chair at Rochester High School. In 2019, she left the classroom to become an administrative intern at Rochester High School before joining the administrative team here at Stoney Creek High School. Mrs. Matthews earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan State University.
Nick Merlo, Acting Assistant Principal
Nick Merlo will join the administrative team as a building administrator on temporary assignment for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
Mr. Merlo has been teaching in the Rochester Community School District since 2012, first at Rochester High School and now at Stoney Creek High School, where he also serves as the head varsity football coach.
After graduation from Rochester High School, Mr. Merlo attended Alma College, where he earned teaching certificates in math and biology. He spent a few years teaching in Owosso and Birch Run before returning to the Rochester community. While teaching, he earned his master’s degree in educational leadership through Marygrove College and earned his administrative certification.