Shauna Hobbs-Beckley is currently the Director of Analytics, Innovation, and Research at Graded, The American School of Sao Paulo, São Paulo Brazil. Prior to 2018, she was Director of Teaching and Learning at Graded. She has been a school administrator across the US and internationally for the past 23 years. Her experience includes leading professional development, principal coaching, curriculum design, materials adoption, student supports, and grant-funded initiatives. In addition to the Director of Teaching and Learning, she has served as Executive Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction of Seattle Public Schools from 2013-2016.
Previously, she led preschool and elementary principals and staff in their professional work as PK-5 Instructional Services Director for City Schools of Decatur, Georgia, from 2007 to 2010. Shauna also has served as a principal in Washington, Georgia, and Tennessee. Her training includes Stanford University, LGBTQ Executive Leadership, National School Reform Critical Friends, Carnegie Institute, Continuous Improvement, Solution Tree, Professional Learning Communities, Georgia Institute for School Improvement, Principal Coaching, Cognitive Coaching. She has an Ed.S. from Walden University and an M.I.T. and B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
As a 2021 Fellow with EXPLO Elevate, Shauna will be exploring topics and contributing to research in areas of shared interest to her, Graded, and EXPLO Elevate, including equity, meta-cognition, identity and belonging, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.