Shannon Nemer

Graduate Student


Shannon is a doctoral student in the special education and disability policy program at VCU. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and political science and earned her master's degree in educational leadership at VCU. After eight years teaching in various classroom settings, she joined the BEST in CLASS staff as a research assistant in 2014. Shannon’s broad research interests include teacher perceptions of student behavior, the impact of teacher-student relationships and the implementation of trauma-informed programs in schools.