SHAWN SHACKELFORD, Trustee
Shawn holds a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, M.A. in Educational Administration and Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Starting his career in the Detroit Public Schools, and Southfield Public Schools, he has also served as an administrator in Southfield Public Schools, Duval County Schools, and Boston Public Schools, and has been a principal at all levels. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Student Support and Diversity in the Port Huron Area School District in Port Huron, Michigan.
Shawn has successfully implemented Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (SWPBIS) and created a Refocus Room: that uses asset-based practices to create an inclusive environment that re-engages students in the learning process. In November 2019, Shawn was honored by the Port Huron Branch of the NAACP with the Youth Sustainability Leadership Award. In February 2020, Macomb Celebration of Black Excellence awarded Shawn the Educational Impact Award.