Shaun began his academic life as a science geek, earning his BPhil degrees in Microbiology and Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College. Since then, he has evolved into an education geek, currently completing his PhD in Administrative and Policy Studies and his Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility… Still at Pitt.
Professionally, Shaun is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where he teaches courses in Physiology and Pathology. Having recently transitioned from Pittsburgh Public Schools as the District’s founding K-12 STEAM Curriculum Coordinator, Shaun now serves the students, educators, and community of Northgate School District as the Director of Curriculum and Assessment. Shaun’s work has been recognized by many local media outlets, in William Gormley’s new book The Critical Advantage: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Schools, by Edutopia, and by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In all that he does, Shaun strives to expand students’ access to culturally-responsive, cross-curricular, and project-based learning opportunities.