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Shannan Brown

Executive Director

 

Shannan Brown
Executive Director
sbrown@sjta.org

Shannan Brown is in her 19th year in education in San Juan. Her experiences include teaching 4th and 5th grades as well as English Language Development (ELD) intervention and 1st grade Intervention classes in the San Juan Unified School District. In her 12 years teaching at Edison Elementary, she served as Student Council Advisor, Site Leadership Team member, Co-Chair of the Edison Community Organizing Project, and Co-Chair for the Home Visit Project.

Shannan has helped to create and lead professional development for schools, as well as for district wide trainings, in such areas as: Assessment Literacy, Behavior Management, Lesson Design, Writing, Leadership, and Communication.

She was appointed by State Superintendent Torlakson to the Superintendentís Accountability Taskforce (that made recommendations to the State Board of Education for a new state wide accountability system). Shannan also served on the team that created CTAís Strategic plan and was recently Chair of the Transforming the Profession focus area.

In 2011, Shannan was chosen to be San Juan Unified Teacher of the Year and later named both Sacramento County and California Teacher of the Year. Most recently, she served as the President of the San Juan Teachers Association and now serves as the Executive Director.

"I passionately believe that educational transformation can only happen if educators lead the way."