B.S. in Elementary Education and Mathematics from State University of New York at New Paltz; M.A. in Teaching Literacy from Mercy College. Shantel began her career in education in White Plains, NY and taught 6th grade math for one year. There, Shantel lead the Student Government Council and became a District Technology Professional Development Instructor. Currently, Shantel teaches 5th grade at George Washington Elementary School in White Plains, NY and serves as a team leader in professional development. Shantel aspires to have her own branch of internationally inspired schools to better students' learning while providing more exposure to opportunity.