Shana is a veteran educator who is in her sixteenth year in education, serving in both public and private schools as a computer science and health/physical education teacher in metro Atlanta during her career. She has also served as an instructional technology coordinator for two years in Gwinnett County Public Schools and was Research Associate in the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. Shana is currently the Senior Associate, CS Equity and Justice Initiatives at the Kapor Center. Shana is a passionate educator who works as an advocate for marginalized groups in education and has an unwavering commitment to providing opportunities for all students to engage in unique and relevant learning experiences. She believes in purposeful disruption of the status quo and encourages teachers to exercise autonomy and humanize schools for students. She has received accolades for her teaching and work, most recently being named member of the Kapor Center ECS Advisory Board, 2019 Georgia Tech Diversity and Inclusion Fellow, 2019 CSTA Equity Fellow, 2017 Outstanding Ed.S Scholar in the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University for Instructional Technology, ASCD 2017 Emerging Leader, and 2016 PBS Lead Digital Innovator for Georgia.
Shana received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She earned her M.S. in Physical Education with a coaching leadership concentration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Shana graduated with her Ed.S in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA in July 2016.