Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Journalism, New York University; Master of Arts, Education, Stanford University; Doctorate of Education, Florida State University
Relevant Work Experience:
Shea is a former elementary school teacher, having taught in New York, California, Tennessee, and Florida. Certified to teach grades K-12, she also has served as a teacher mentor and curriculum writer, as well as having extensive experience leading professional development on topics ranging from classroom management strategies to guided reading. A lifelong learner, Shea earned her doctorate in education leadership and policy at Florida State University, focusing her dissertation research on teachers’ perceptions of social and emotional learning program implementation.
Why You Work at Frameworks:
Every child deserves to succeed. In today’s assessment-driven culture, we often forget that there are non-academic elements that significantly impact students’ ability to thrive – and that’s where Frameworks enters the picture. When I began teaching, I had a degree in psychology with a focus on child development, but little idea of how that applied to the classroom. Only through a great deal of study – and even more trial and error – did I realize that teaching children how to manage their emotions and how to forge successful relationships could be systematic, purposeful, and driven by research. After seeing the payoff for my students, I never looked back. Now, I am driven by the goal of making this process more straightforward for teachers and of providing models of integrating SEL throughout the school day so that it becomes a lens through which we see everything else that we do as educators.