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Shannon Zavada

+1 507 258 8058

Office: USquare 383

Education: B.A. in Special Education, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Ed.S. in Special Education

Hometown: Spokane, WA

Words that describe UMR: Inclusive, innovative, collaborative

Advice to college students: Think about your transition to college the year before you attend. If you receive services (special education, counseling), make a plan to connect with parallel offices (disability services, health and wellness) before you begin at UMR.

When I’m not at UMR, you can find me: hiking, traveling, and spending time with my family

Favorite quote:

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J.K. Rowling

Reason you like working at UMR: UMR is an inclusive and welcoming community. All students, faculty, and staff are valued.