Shannon Gordon, California Department of Education
Shannon Gordon began working for the California Department of Education in October 2013. She graduated with a BS in Animal Science and attended Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine only to discover the field of education was closer to her passion to help educate others about environmental issues. Shannon received her MA studying environmental science education organizations and their relationship with the formal education system. From 2000 to 2013, Shannon worked as a formal middle school science teacher, nonformal educator, and environmental education program coordinator. She began working on implementing the national Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) before she began working for the California Department of Education (CDE). Through her current position at the CDE, she has the privilege of assisting with the implementation of the California NGSS and the Environmental Principles and Concepts in addition to serving as the Environmental Education Grant Program and California Regional Environmental Education Community Network Program Monitor.