North-South Centre - European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity

    Shannon L. Stone
    2800 Woodley Rd. NW #305, Washington DC 20008, U.S.A. ++1 202.387.9593▪ sstone315@yahoo.com

    KEY QUALIFICATIONS

    An education and training specialist with a multi-disciplinary background and experience in developing international and philanthropic partnerships with foreign governments, international organizations, non-profit organizations, and local community institutions to promote education, youth participation, environmental conservation, and sustainable development.
    Areas of expertise include:

      ▪ Project Management ▪ Strategic Planning

    ▪ Capacity Building ▪ Evaluation
    ▪ Communications ▪ Grants/Fundraising

    EDUCATION

    M.A. International Education
    Concentration in Sustainable Development ▪ Study Abroad Program in Cuba
    The George Washington University, Washington DC, 2004

    B.S. Education
    Special Education PK-9 ▪ WI Department of Public Instruction Teacher Certification
    Goals 2000 Student Teacher Fellowship
    University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 1999

    Graduate Courses: Building Communities and Schools, Education Law, Internship in Administration and Supervision PK-12
    George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 2005-2006

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM SPECIALIST
    National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
    Partnership Office, Washington, DC
    November 2002- Present

    Coordinated the strategic planning and development of an international partnership to address the critical issue of protecting the natural environment around urban centers. The project focused on multi-stakeholder collaboration including international and non-profit organizations and government agencies to develop a framework to promote education and sustainable conservation.

    Developed and implemented national awareness campaigns and programs that focused on education and environmental conservation. Implemented international training programs to education, environment, and cultural resource officials from foreign governments.

    Served as the National Coordinator for park based fundraising partners of the National Park Service. Developed and allocated grant programs to parks in coordination with the National Park Foundation and corporate partners. Formulated publications, reports, and internal and external communication documents.

    ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
    South Asian Teacher Training Project, George Washington University and U.S. State Dept.
    George Washington University, Washington, DC, India, Pakistan
    June 2005-Present

    Developed and implemented a six week teacher training program for secondary school teachers from India and Pakistan that focused on teaching English, professional development, conflict resolution, and peace education at the George Washington University. Implemented several teacher training workshops in India and Pakistan for local school teachers and administrators that focused on capacity building and improving international relations between the two countries.

    SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
    Hortonville Elementary School
    Hortonville, Wisconsin
    August 2000-June 2002

    Developed and implemented an innovative international curriculum to 4th and 5th grade students with learning disabilities. Developed a Student Council organization and assumed the role of advisor. Composed grant proposals and received grants for school projects and programs.

    ACADEMIC COORDINATOR
    English Unlimited
    San Luis Potosi, Mexico
    June 1999-June 2000

    Supervised and evaluated a staff of ten teachers. Developed course curriculums, materials, and teacher training manuals. Developed and implemented teacher training workshops for staff and local school teachers in the community. Taught various English courses to adults and children, including Business English, TOEFL courses, and private classes for business executives.

    SIXTH GRADE TEACHER
    Instituto Lomas Del Real
    San Luis Potosi, Mexico
    August 1999-June 2000

    Developed and implemented lessons in reading, spelling, language, and English conversation to students in a bilingual education program.

    ACTIVITIES

    Panelist, Toyota International Teacher Program, Institute of International Education,
    Washington, DC, 2007
    ▪ Invited Education Expert, Global Education and Youth Seminar, Mollina, Spain, 2007
    Participant, Facilitation Skills Training, Washington, DC, 2007
    Participant, Networked Organizations Workshop, Washington, DC, 2007
    Participant, Building Partnerships Training, Omaha, NE, 2005
    NPS Representative, IUCN World Conservation Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 2004

    LANGUAGES

    English (native) ▪ Spanish (conversational)

    REFERENCES

    John Piltzecker
    National Park Service- Chief, Partnership Office

1201 Eye St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
U.S.A

Telephone: (202) 354-2150
E-mail: john_piltzecker@nps.gov

Larry Sikowski
Hortonville Elementary School- Principal

    240 Warner St.
    Hortonville, WI 54944
    U.S.A

    Telephone: (920) 779-7911
    E-mail: LarrySikowski@hasd.org

    Judith Findlay
    South Asian Teacher Training Project- Project Director
    George Washington University
    2121 K St. NW #250
    Washington, DC 20037
    U.S.A

    Telephone: (703) 845-1131
    E-mail: judy@professorjudy.com