Germantown, Tennessee--December 7, 2020--
Houston High School is proud to welcome Shannon Blackburn to its administrative team. Ms. Blackburn will serve as an assistant principal with a focus on assisting teachers' development of instruction and organizational expertise which she fine-tuned in Kentucky’s Fayette County Schools as a school administrator. She brings a wealth of leadership experience and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri.
“Ms. Blackburn will be a great addition to our team, and she will be a great asset to GMSD,” said Houston High School Principal Rob Taylor. She comes with 15 years of experience in education and has served in various leadership roles, including District-level Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, and most recently, Principal of Ashland Elementary School in Lexington. In her many roles, Ms. Blackburn is foremost an instructional leader, well-versed in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to meet the needs of all students as well as identifying interventions to support their individualized learning.
Earlier this year, Ms. Blackburn relocated to the Memphis area due to her husband’s career. They have two young daughters who began school at Forest Hill Elementary School in December and are also looking forward to becoming a part of the Germantown family. One of her passions includes a deep love for sports and all things athletic. The former marathon runner is excited to support our Mustangs by cheering in the stands. She also enjoys travel, and recently bought an RV to make quick trips to the beach and other COVID-safe adventures with her family. When not watching sports or on the road, she enjoys quiet activities like embroidery at home.
“I am excited about this opportunity to join a leadership team in Germantown Schools,” said Ms. Blackburn.