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Shantelle Wright – Cunningham

Shantelle Wright-Cunningham began her career in education almost twenty years ago as a high school science teacher at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, MD.  While at Potomac High School, Shantelle taught Biology, Earth Science, Human Anatomy and  Medical Science.  She has also taught other science classes such as AP Biology and Microbiology.


My Journey To Becoming a Counselor

Shantelle joined the MAPCS teaching staff in 2005 and taught several science classes (Biology, Honors Biology and Environmental Science), as well as became the Master Teacher for the BUILD Entrepreneurship Program in DC.  For three consecutive years, at least one cohort of her students came in 1st place at the annual BUILD Business Competitions, held at The George Washington University. Since joining the team at MAPCS, Shantelle has held various administrative and instructional leadership roles.  As an instructional leader, she enjoys mentoring novice teachers and supporting the instructional model so all students are effectively engaged.At the core of her educational philosophy, is the sincere belief that all children have the ability to learn and want to learn despite their aptitude for learning.  

With this belief, comes the inherent challenge of working with students who have varying academic levels and teachers who are not willing to take risk.

Shantelle recently assumed the role as Network Instructional Specialist and is excited about the opportunity to support the instructional programs at the three campuses of the Maya Angelou Schools – Maya Angelou Public Charter High School, The Young Adult Learning Center and Maya Angelou Academy @ New Beginnings.  She earned her BSin Biology (Bowie State University), BS in Criminal Justice (University of Maryland) and a MSA in Educational Administration (Trinity Washington University). She is also a certified K-12 Administrator in Washington, DC.

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