Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida in 1996. She became National Board Certified in 2008 and is ESOL endorsed. She has a wide range of expertise in a variety of elementary grade levels, as well as experience teaching ESE inclusion and fuse classrooms. Throughout her career, Shannon involved herself in many leadership roles. She has been team leader at a variety of levels, and has written and received various grants to help increase student achievement. She has served as a Preparing New Educators mentor; and has hosted many interns with her Clinical Educators Training. She has assisted on the School Advisory Council and has been the CTA rep for her school site. Shannon was also the facilitator for The Daily Five book study at her site, and attends numerous professional development trainings throughout the district to ensure she is kept current in all areas she observes.