Shannon holds both a MA in Secondary Education and a BS in Mathematics from Wheaton College in Illinois. After graduating from Wheaton, Shannon served as a missionary and teacher in China for three years. Following this, she taught mathematics for seven years at Valor Christian High School, a National Blue Ribbon School, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She has instructed Algebra 1, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Pre-Calculus and College Algebra to all four high school grade levels. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband and little girl. She also loves playing tennis, running, hiking fourteeners and road biking.