Dr. Shannon Stanton Agbotse

Dr. Shannon Stanton Agbotse has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She has been a professor of teacher education for 17 years. In addition to teaching at the college level, she’s taught third-grade, middle school students, and 9th-grade English for College Bound. She’s worked as a literacy consultant, developing curricula for various non-profit education programs such as Project GEAR UP, A Day in the Life, and LEARN. She has also presented research and facilitated culturally responsive workshops at schools and national and international conferences.

Dr. Shannon was recognized as Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year during her early career as an elementary school teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District (2000), received the Outstanding Graduate School Instructor Award in 2004 from the University of California, Berkeley, and was awarded the 2022 Nerhood Teaching Award for teaching excellence at Whittier College. She received her undergraduate training from UCLA (B.A.) in American Literature and African American Studies and her graduate training in education from CSU Dominguez (Teaching Credential), Harvard University (Ed.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D.).

Dr. Shannon is also the host of the Explore Black History on the Go podcast for kids and the founder and director of Hosanna Academy.

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