About Dr. Burton
Dr. Shannon Burton is a former public school math teacher in Yonkers, New York. During his eight year stay, he taught a variety of math classes. From there, he moved into the role of Assistant Principal for Mathematics and Public relations at the same high school. Before his time as an educator in high school, Dr. Burton was a middle school principal for a large, inner-city school in the state of New York. In this role, he closed the achievement gap whereas students graduated from 8th grade with over 9 New York State Regents Examinations completed.
As a former Director of Secondary Education for a network of schools in New Jersey, Dr. Burton spearheaded the opening of a new middle school which is currently under candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Program. He is also a visiting professor for various local universities in New York teaching a variety of graduate and undergraduate level educational, business, and mathematics courses.
Dr. Shannon Burton received two Associate degrees and one Bachelor’s degree from Berkeley College where he majored in Business Administration and Hotel and Restaurant Management. In addition, he received his Master’s Degree in Science and Education from Lehman College specializing in Business Education, and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Drury University. In an effort to continue his love for education, he also went on to earn his Ph.D. in Educational Administration and a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from Capella University.
His doctoral research included studying secondary school dropout rates to see what educational administrators can do to prevent this epidemic. Finally, Dr. Burton received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University majoring in Health Care Management and currently is working on a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.
Dr. Burton strives to be a living example of the beauty and importance of education, learning, and a continual desire to stretch one’s own perceived limits.
He also has a graduate certification in School and Business Administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Shannon Burton is a New York State certified school business and school district administrator, and a certified mathematics educator.
Dr. Shannon Burton has over 18 years of classroom and educational leadership experience. Furthermore, Dr. Burton has extensive knowledge of the edTPA. His experience and training have supported candidates to successfully complete and pass the edTPA.
When most people think of the role of a principal in a school, they think about their run-ins with a principal as either a student or a parent. While principals can certainly stay busy just dealing with unruly behavior, that is only one of many roles a principal fills in a school and the educational system in general.
As parents, we owe a debt of gratitude to our children’s school teachers. Think about it. While we are all hard at work in our regular offices, or now because of COVID-19, our home offices, our children’s school teachers are hard at work in their virtual or in-person classrooms, keeping watch over them and helping them grow through learning.
Everyone reacts differently to virtual learning. Some people can take it and find great success in it, while for others, there is a large learning curve, and it takes time to find success. What works well in a traditional classroom setting may not work as well in a virtual classroom setting. Regardless, they both have the same goal; to engage students and develop subject matter knowledge.