Shannon Wheatley

Chief Academic Officer
Lighthouse Community Public Schools

Shannon Wheatley is the Chief Academic Officer at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, a network of charter schools in East Oakland, CA. Before joining Lighthouse, Shannon served as the Chief of Schools of a charter network in Sacramento and as the Vice President of Collaborative Teaching and Innovation for Teach For America’s national team.

Shannon was a founding principal of a college preparatory high school in Houston and started his career in education as a Teach For America Corps Member in Brownsville, Texas. He holds a B.A. from The University of Tennessee and earned an M.Ed. in Education Leadership from National Louis University. Shannon loves jazz, USA Track & Field, and walking around Lake Merritt with his wife and two children.

You can follow Shannon on Twitter at @swheatley9.