Shannon has served as a board member on the USD 497 board of education since 2011. She has been active in education policy advocacy and leadership at the local, state, and national levels, including serving as the current statewide president of the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB). She has also worked with public schools as an attorney and policy specialist. She and her husband, Jason, a hospitalist, have three children, all of whom are current Lawrence Public Schools students.
Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude, University of Michigan Law School; Bachelor of Arts with Highest Distinction, University of Kansas
LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Member, 2011-present; President, 2014-15, 2017-2018; Vice-President, 2013-14, 2016-17. Committees: Policy Committee, 2011-Present; Facility Planning Committee, 2012-present; Public Incentive Review Committee, City of Lawrence, 2011-15, 2018-Present; Boundary Committee, 2017-18; Lawrence Schools Foundation Board Liaison, 2011-13; Site Council Board Liaison, Various Schools, 2011-present (3 schools each year). KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS President, July 2019-present, Nominating Committee, 2015, Region I Vice-President, July 2016-December 2017, President-Elect Designee, December 2017-June 2018, President-Elect, July 2018-June 2019. NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION Member, Policies & Resolutions Committee, 2018-19. LAWRENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACILITY VISION TASK FORCE Member, 2010-11. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF LAWRENCE/DOUGLAS COUNTY Member 2011-present. YES FOR LAWRENCE Campaign Volunteer, 2013 & 2017. LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ENDOWMENT ASSOCIATION Hearts of Gold Ball Planning Committee Member, 2014 & 2016. WESTWOOD HOA, INC. Member, Board of Directors, 2013-present. PTO VOLUNTEER Langston Hughes Elementary, Quail Run Elementary, West Middle School. PUBLIC SPEAKING: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS Keynote address, February 2019; “YOUTH AND RACE: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?”, OREAD FRIENDS/ECUMENICAL CAMPUS MINISTRIES Panel Member, March 2017; Presentations on a variety of school board topics and initiatives to community groups including Noon Rotary Club, classes of Leadership Lawrence, New Generations Society, Lawrence Board of Realtors, Lawrence Optimist Club, Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods, and Lawrence Chamber; Speeches at numerous district events including Lawrence High School, Free State High School, and Adult Education/Diploma Completion graduation ceremonies, Friends of Education recognition ceremony, and staff and new teacher welcome events.
4000 W. 6th St. #120
Lawrence, KS 66049