Sea Lavender Montessori
Shanel began her Montessori career as an Assistant Teacher at Sea Lavender Montessori. She is currently enrolled in the Elementary Diploma program Montessori Northwest via Whitworth University.
Shanel graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and has worked as a Substitute Teacher in the Asbury Park School District for Pre-K to 3rd grades. She is the Asbury Park Area Director for STEAMpark, Inc., a non-profit that provides enriching and educational after-school programs geared towards STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). In her role, she has organized summer Camps, a Tech Summit, and Coding Camp for students in 3rd-8th grade during their breaks from school. In addition, she is a STEM teacher for their STEMgirls and STEAMpark Trenton Academy Programs.
Shanel is an Assistant for the T. Thomas Fortune Foundation & Cultural Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and further the civil rights and social justice legacy of T. Thomas Fortune through community outreach, education, the arts, and public programming. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the RMW Foundation, Inc., Inspire Life, and the Brookdale Community College Foundation.
Her hobbies include traveling, all things Disney, and quality time with family and friends. Shanel’s desire is to spread love and encouragement and help people understand that they are necessary in this world.