Keri L. Shannon
Stocktrail Elementary School
Campbell County School District 1
Dr. Keri Shannon is a resourceful leader with a unique track record for partnering with the media to advance public education at the local level. At her first principalship assignment in Laramie, Wyoming, Shannon collaborated with a local investigative reporter to raise awareness about the city’s refusal to pave roads around the school, ultimately leading to the resolution of a long-standing issue that had negatively affected student safety. Later, when faced with the difficult task of launching a new Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program while opening brand-new Stocktrail Elementary School, where she has been principal since 2016, Shannon partnered with local media and community groups to build knowledge and interest in the now sought-after program. This proactive, community-based approach helped her tackle the key challenges of the implementation process by establishing creative partnerships, including an international teacher exchange and a network that facilitates collaboration between districts implementing similar DLI programs statewide. Shannon is highly regarded by her colleagues for her conscientious, student-centered leadership and her self-motivated dedication to serving the field. Shannon is active in professional associations advancing bilingual and multicultural education, as well as the professional leadership of women. She has served as a consultant to the Puerto Rico Department of Education and holds Ed.D. and M.S. degrees in Administration from Texas A&M University and Texas A&M International University respectively. She completed an Alternative Certification from the University of Houston after receiving a BS in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.