Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Shauna McDowell

Shauna McDowell has a rich career with CPS as a teacher and administrator. Ms. McDowell has 25 years of education and experience in urban and nonurban education providing leadership and implementing the vision, mission, administration of school policies, teacher mentorship, data analysis, operations and finance.

Ms. McDowell earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Xavier University. She earned her bachelor of arts degree from Alabama State University. Ms. McDowell is an untiring worker and is exceedingly dedicated to getting her job done. Her ability to plan and organize, along with her communication and people skills, go a long way to securing her success in whatever challenge she decides to undertake. Ms. McDowell demands perfection from herself, her staff and her students, and she expects them to always strive for excellence.

Ms. McDowell's mission is to improve student achievement, develop instructional leaders, increase parent and community engagement, and close the achievement gap for children. She leads an amazing group of students and staff at Pleasant Hill Academy, where students participate in environmental science, learning through hands-on activities and enrichment activities to develop the whole child.