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Shannon Cox

Shannon Cox

Shannon currently serves as the 12th Montgomery County Educational Service Center Superintendent, in the organization’s history and is their first female superintendent. Her role includes working directly with and advocating for all 16 public school districts in Montgomery County. As the educational leader for the county, she works with other various leaders across city/county government, and the other public sectors. Shannon was featured as a TEDxDayton speaker; where she gave her TED Talk on “Future Self.” Shannon is an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, where she teaches various workshop classes and Educational Leadership courses. Additionally, she is an adjunct at Ashland University. Ms. Cox has worked with many other communities in different roles within the MCESC, which has allowed her to build relationships with districts throughout the region and state. In addition, she is trained in many different academic programs, state initiatives and school district leadership while taking a great interest in state policy and law to be able to provide guidance and consultation to districts. Shannon serves on the Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board and chairs the WIB’s Youth Advisory Committee. Additionally, she serves on other boards including Air Camp USA, Montgomery County Overdose Action Team, Family and Children First and is President of the Historical Society of Germantown’s Board of Trustees. Prior to her current position, she spent time in her career as a classroom teacher at the intermediate and junior high levels, a building principal, an athletic coach, a K-12 Curriculum Director and MCESC’s Associate Superintendent. Her experience has been in multiple counties and different types of districts giving her a variety of education experiences at the Pk-12 level. Outside of education, Shannon is a community activist. She is a vibrant participant in her community and has led many grass-root initiatives including those focusing on volunteerism, fundraising, political campaigns, health awareness and most recently has co-founded a Community Drug-Free Coalition. Shannon believes there has never been a more important time in education to advocate for our profession, our schools, and most importantly our students.

Festival Events

cincinnati

Oct 11

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Education Revolution

Speaker Series  @  Never Broken Lounge

Education Revolution

Stage: Never Broken Lounge

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2019 3:30pm - Oct 11, 2019 4:00pm

There is a new movement (and compelling need) to revolutionize the presence of social-emotional learning in education. That's why Jewel is partnering with Montgomery County Educational Service Center to create and implement an integrated curriculum across the country that supports the whole child. Join Jewel and leading social-emotional experts as they explore opportunities to transform American education for the health of our children...and our country.

cincinnati

Oct 11

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the Education Revolution

  @  Mental Wellness & Meditation Lounge

Join the Education Revolution

Stage: Mental Wellness & Meditation Lounge

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2019 4:00pm - Oct 11, 2019 6:00pm

cincinnati

Oct 13

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Mindfulness in America

Speaker Series  @  Inspire Stage

Mindfulness in America

Stage: Inspire Stage

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2019 1:30pm - Oct 13, 2019 2:00pm

How do we live mindfully in an increasingly busy world? Join Congressman Tim Ryan and festival co-founder Jewel as they discuss what mindfulness is, their daily practices, why America is in dire need of the mindful movement, and what we can implement into our own lives to be more aware and at peace in our fast paced world. 

cincinnati

Oct 13

2:00pm - 2:30pm

The Next Frontier of Education

Speaker Series  @  Never Broken Lounge

The Next Frontier of Education

Stage: Never Broken Lounge

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2019 2:00pm - Oct 13, 2019 2:30pm

What you wish you learned in school may be coming sooner than you think. We leave school knowing statistics and how to conjugate verbs, but we don't learn how to deal with tragedy or build healthy relationships. Come learn about the next frontier of education - social and emotional learning from the educators who helped Jewel create her new K-12 curriculum.

cincinnati

Oct 13

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Healing Together

Speaker Series  @  Never Broken Lounge

Healing Together

Stage: Never Broken Lounge

Date & Time: Oct 13, 2019 2:30pm - Oct 13, 2019 3:00pm

In 2018 alone, 40,000 people died from gun violence in the US--and the number continues to rise. So what do you do after tragedy strikes? How do you heal? How can we come together and grow as a community, rather than continue the cycle? These are the questions we will be attempting to answer during this session.

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Cincinnati

Oct 11-13, 2019 @ Duke Energy Center