Shannon is Director of Children’s Care and Programs at Bryan’s House in Dallas, Texas. In her role, Shannon administers the Early Childhood Education and School-Age Programs. Bryan’s House is a unique program that provides care for families dealing with HIV or AIDS and families with special needs children. Previously, as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Educational First Steps (EFS), Shannon educated the community about the importance of high-quality early education and lead the expansion of EFS programs into new strategic directions. She spearheaded the development of the agency’s key programs to better provide impoverished children access to quality early education. Shannon holds a BS in Education from Missouri State University and a certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Southern Methodist University.