Shannon R. Waite, Ed.D. is the proud parent of a Kindergartner at P.S. 185-The Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School located in District 3 in Harlem. Dr. Waite began her career in education as a NYC Teaching Fellow in 2003. She was a Social Studies Teacher and Lead Dean at the High School for Arts and Technology on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus. She went on to serve as a Teacher Recruitment Manager, Human Resources Director and as the Director of Principal Pipeline Recruitment for the Office of Leadership (OOL). Dr. Waite received her Ed.D. from the Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP) program at Fordham University where she currently works as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She received her BA in Political Science and Master’s in Public Administration from SUNY Albany and a MST Ed. from Fordham University.