Shawn serves as the Director of Educator Development in Aurora Public Schools. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shawn received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Point Park University. After graduation, he moved to Baltimore, Maryland and worked in the Baltimore City schools as a classroom teacher and Title I specialist. During his time in Baltimore, Shawn received a Master of Science in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University. Shawn left the classroom to work as a School Reform Consultant for The Success for All Foundation, traveling the nation supporting low-performing schools in school improvement strategies and systems. Shawn moved to Denver to become the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Wyatt Academy Charter School. During his time at Wyatt, the school showed dramatic academic growth transforming from a “red” school to a “yellow” school in only two years. Shawn is currently pursuing his Ed.D from the University of Denver in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.