Shannon Buerk

Founder / CEO

Tapping in the hearts and minds of all learners, Shannon is known throughout Texas and the nation as a leader providing customizable and proven processes in facilitating, training and coaching that grows talent and boosts achievement. As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of engage2learn, Inc.(Engage), Shannon works with educators and communities nationwide to strategically design and implement innovative learning solutions grounded in best practices with a special emphasis on systems thinking and coaching educators through the change process, as well as foster Future Ready Skills © that include collaboration, conflict resolution and communication.

Shannon has been an educator for more than 20 years starting as a high school teacher, and later serving as a curriculum director, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, associate superintendent for strategic initiatives, community college instructor, graduate assistant and consultant.   Her entire career has been focused on transformation in education including innovative program development for career education, gifted education, special education and general education. Engage’s customizable learning framework serves all areas including leadership, teacher and student growth models grounded in coaching and peer-to-peer skills that improve and enhance district and campus cultures. Shannon’s research interests include integration and development of career readiness skills with relevant content and effective collaborative learning frameworks for youth and adult learners. Shannon is known as leader in public education and is sought to speak at across the nation on topics related to the building high performing cultures and innovative learning platforms.