Receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Kent State University, Lisa Shannon was selected as the Director of Pupil Services for Chagrin Falls in 2012 and advanced as the Assistant Superintendent beginning with the 2013 – 2014 school year.
Lisa began her career as a teacher with the Springfield Local School District where she taught sixth and seventh grade students. As a regular education teacher, she is most proud to have piloted a co-teaching model of instruction for students with disabilities. Lisa’s administrative path originated with the Twinsburg City School District as an assistant principal at Dodge Intermediate School where her primary responsibilities included supporting students with their individualized education programs, implementing positive behavior supports, and supervising staff. The last several years in Twinsburg were especially rewarding as she lead the special education department at the building level. Lisa continued her career over the next five years with the Streetsboro City School District where she served as principal of Defer Intermediate School and Director of Student and Academic Services. The variety of responsibilities in Streetsboro gave Lisa well-rounded experiences with curriculum and instruction, assessment, a multitude of committee work on an array of educational topics, as well as gifted and special education.
While employed with the Streetsboro City School District, Lisa enjoyed many building level successes with the staff including achieving Adequate Yearly Progress, a measure used to assess the growth and academic development of students with disabilities. Additionally, the district reached the status of “Excellent” as measured by the State of Ohio for the first time since the state started assigning such designations. Lisa continues her own education at Ashland University where she is expected to complete her Superintendent’s licensing coursework July 2013.