Shana is a veteran educator who is starting her fourteenth year in education, serving in both public and private schools as a 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 during her career. Shana currently is a Constellations Fellow in the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech. 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 status quo and encourages teachers to exercise autonomy and utilize meaningful collaboration to better meet the needs of all students. She has received accolades for her teaching and work in edtech, most recently being named 2016 PBS Lead Digital Innovator for Georgia, 2017 Outstanding Ed.S Scholar in the Bagwell College of Education Kennesaw State University for Instructional Technology, and ASCD 2017 Emerging Leader.
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.
Shana has been married for twelve years and is a mother of a nine-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy. Her faith and family are the two top priorities in her life. In her free time, she enjoys lifting weights and playing video games. She has competed as a powerlifter in the USAPL as well as played competitive football in her free time.