Board Vice President
Shannon Thomas was welcomed with open arms into DSNMC in 2016 after the birth of her son, Ethan. She and her husband Will are the proud parents of two boys, 4 year old Ethan, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome after birth, and 7 year old Gavin. Shannon has helped organize playdates for children aged 0-3 within the DSNMC community and is pleased to have an official role on the board.
Professionally, Shannon teaches 3rd grade in a DC independent school. She brings her expertise in the field of education and early childhood development to the board. In addition to over a decade of teaching experience, Shannon has held many leadership roles, including sitting on search committees for administration hires, several mentor roles for new faculty, and, one of the most dear to her heart, the launching of an affinity group for Black students at her school. Prior to her teaching career, Shannon worked as account executive with Ogilvy PR Worldwide. She spent 4 years working on an account with NIAID on their HIV Vaccine campaign. Shannon graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Communications and from Howard University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching.