Shannon has experience in working within a call centre where she completed a Certificate in Business Administration in 2002-2003. Approximately four years later, Shan decided it was time to take on a new challenge and entered the early childhood sector taking on a permanent relieving role within a centre in Christchurch. Shannon decided the next step for her was to begin studying in 2007 for a Diploma of Teaching ECE through the New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education. In May 2010 Shannon joined the team at Dunsandel Childcare & Preschool as a cherished teacher and team member within the Kea classroom. Shannon became a fully registered teacher in 2014. She enjoys the challenges the job brings and thrives that every day is different while respecting the uniqueness of each individual child.