Shawna received a BA in Religion and Behavioral Science from King University in 2000 and began teaching in Montessori classrooms in 2003. She spent thirteen years at the Montessori School of Durham assisting in both Lower Elementary and Early Childhood. Her children also attended MSD from the Toddler through Upper Elementary. She strives to integrate the Montessori philosophies of Grace, Courtesy, Care, and Respect into all aspects of her life.
In addition to teaching Shawna works as a Reiki Master Practitioner. She lives with her three sons in Hillsborough and enjoys hiking, painting and playing music.