Shawn Edwards has been working as a Montessori professional for 34 years (the past 15 as a Head of School). She began her work as an assistant teacher at the Post Oak School in Houston, Texas. The first time she saw a Montessori classroom at that school, she knew what she would be doing for the rest of her life! That summer, she enrolled in the Washington Montessori Institute and began her lifelong journey of serving in the field of education. She feels fortunate to have been bitten by the Montessori bug before marrying and having three children. She loved being a mother of Montessori children who are now grown, and she continues to cherish the time that she spends, now, with her two grandchildren.
In addition to being a Montessori professional, Shawn is a Positive Discipline trainer and holds a master’s degree in leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of the Human Potential. The synergy of these three disciplines supports her leadership work as she trains, manages, coaches and inspires the adults with whom she works.
Shawn is the founder of ToolHows – “how to” tools for parents and schools: www.toolhows.com. She coaches parents and educators, consults with Boards and schools and provides webinars, courses and workshops for schools, educators and parents.
When she is not working, Shawn enjoys running, rollerblading, paddle boarding, reading and spending time with family.