Dr. Shana Garrett
Dr. Shana Garrett began her career in education by driving the successes of two online graduate programs for Pepperdine University in Educational Technology, which has led to over twenty years of progressive administrator experience in both the online and ground platforms. Her administrator experience is supported by several years of faculty experience in both post-secondary education institutions as well as serving as faculty at the North Texas Council of Government-Regional Police Academy in Texas. Her business experience compliments her education service by bringing over thirty years of program development, management, and transformation to her knowledge of proprietary education as well as over eight years of experience as a paralegal. She presents nationally and internationally on topics related to authentic leadership, academic readiness, and student success areas.
While education is her focus, she also has several years of experience within the counseling field, specializing in crisis intervention and trauma recovery. Dr. Garrett is a Certified Relationship Specialist, Licensed Professional Counselor and holds the designation as a National Certified Counselor. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saybrook University, her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas.
Her passion for education is not limited to the interactions with faculty and students but also her investment in the human capital that resides in the education experience. Her twenty years as an educational leader has led her to develop a style she refers to as the “pure heart” approach. After several years of experience with developing teams, talent, and turnarounds, she has been recognized as an organizational leader and mentor to both new talent, those needing a change, and in elevating the talents of others.