Shana has been an educator at ASCS for thirteen years. Shana and her husband David have four daughters, all of whom are ASCS graduates. Shana has worn many hats at ASCS. In addition to being a veteran teacher, she was previously our SAC President, instrumental in drafting our 2006 Blue Ribbon Application and our first TCCBED Accreditation. Under her leadership, our SAC was named the outstanding SAC in the nation by the NCEA. She has also served as Vice President of the School Finance Council.
Shana had a dual career as an attorney and musician for over twenty years. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, receiving her Juris Doctor in 1994. Upon graduation from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1985, Shana attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and later received her Bachelor of Music Performance, summa cum laude from Rutgers University in 1990. Seeking to enrich music in the Diocese, Shana founded an Orchestral Program at All Saints Catholic Church in 2005. In 2006, she started an award-winning Orchestral Program at All Saints Catholic School for students in grades 5-8. Shana was fortunate to receive the Work of the Heart Award in 2009 for her efforts. She is well respected by her peers and was nominated as ASCS’ Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2015-16. In 2016, Shana became the Liturgist and Director of Academic Competitions at ASCS. Shana is currently pursuing her Master’s in Education Leadership at Creighton University.
In addition to being the Director of Orchestras at All Saints Catholic School, she was the former Asst. Director of Orchestra at John Paul II High School in Plano from 2010-13. Shana was Chairman of the Board of the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas and the Vice President of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Parents Guild. She served as chair of the Texas Private School Music Educators Association Region Honor Orchestras for both Middle School and High School in 2010-12.