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Dr. Angel Shelley Royal is a solution-focused educator who is committed to discovering the potential in others.  With over 15 years of experience as a Certified School Psychologist, she has worked closely with all members of the school community to provide consultation, intervention, and assessment to promote student success, both academically and socially-emotionally. She passionately advocates for services that students with special needs require to make lifelong gains. She believes that each student’s unique strengths should be an integral force in educational programming. 


Dr. Royal’s experiences also include working and volunteering in Higher Education.  She presently is an adjunct professor for Drexel University’s School of Education. She also volunteers as a committee member on the Millersville University’s African-American/Latino Scholarship Board.  As a committee member, students from marginalized communities have been awarded scholarships to help fund their educational endeavors.  Additionally, Dr. Royal serves on the Millersville University Foundation Board’s Board of Directors, which responsibilities include managing and investing endowed gifts for the university.  


Dr. Royal enjoys presenting on various topics related to Special Education. She has presented on Special Education legal strategies and ethical/professional standards at the Pennsylvania and National Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)conferences. Additionally, Dr. Royal is a member of CEC’s Council of Administrators of Special Education and volunteers her time on the organization’s Product Review Committee. She is also a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). 


Dr. Royal’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Millersville University.  She also completed a Master of Science in School Psychology at Eastern University.  Although she considers herself to be a lifelong learner, her culminating educational experience was receiving her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Drexel University. 


Dr. Royal is a wife and mother to 3 boys. The family enjoys action-filled beach days, traveling, biking, and most of all - spending time with family and friends. They are also avid Sixers, Eagles and Phillies fans! 

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