Advocate Manager for Appomattox
Shannon Beasley has spent the past decade of her career working to better the lives of children within Central Virginia. She is currently working to build the CASA program in Appomattox Virginia as an advocate Manager for the tenth judicial district. She previously served as the Director of Education Outreach and Graduate Recruitment for Sweet Briar College and she was also a leader in 2015 Save Sweet Briar movement.
Upon graduation from Sweet Briar, Shannon worked as a researcher for the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering and for the University of Virginia in the Departments of Rheumatology and Immunology and Cell Biology. Shannon completed a Master of Science in cell biology from the University of Virginia, where she taught as a graduate teaching assistant which inspired her to follow a career path in education. Shannon taught for almost ten years in Central Virginia, primarily at Central Virginia Governor's School. She joined Amherst County High School as an administrative intern, and she finished a Masters of Education in Education Leadership from Lynchburg College during her time at ACHS, and now she also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Sweet Briar.
Shannon is passionate about leadership empowerment and she has served in a variety of forums to this end including serving as the Vice President of the Woman's Education Leaders of Virginia (WELV) forum, and as the Race Director and Outreach Coordinator for the “I am Responsible for Overcoming Negativity” (IRON) lives program. Shannon loves to empower people from all backgrounds to develop leadership skills and discover career field possibilities through meaningful connections. To this end, she has created collaborations with a myriad of universities, colleges, businesses, and organizations within Central Virginia and nationwide.
In her spare time, Shannon loves spending time with her husband, family, church family, and pets, and she enjoys crafting, reading, volunteering in the Central Virginia community, and visiting with friends.