Shana is a veteran educator of thirteen years serving in both public and private school during her career. She served as a K-8 physical education/health teacher at Pace Academy in Atlanta and two middle schools and a high school in Gwinnett County Public Schools. She is also has served as an instructional technology coordinator at Creekland Middle School in Gwinnett as well as an adjunct teacher for Georgia Virtual School. She currently is a lower school Physical Education teacher and coach at Wesleyan School in metro Atlanta. 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 empowers teachers to exercise autonomy and utilize meaningful collaboration to better meet the needs of all students.
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 an eight-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy. Her faith and family are the two top priorities in her life. In her free time, she enjoys meeting with her Discipleship group at church and lifting weights. She has competed as a powerlifter in the USAPL, as well as played competitive football and coached travel girls basketball in her free time.