Shannon McKallip Moss was born and raised in Florida and received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from the University of South Florida. It was her lifelong goal to teach students with Down syndrome and Autism. In 2007, she received her Graduate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. With over 21 years in Special Education and Behavior Analysis, she is now assisting families navigate the school system through Florida Professional Special Education Advocates.
Moss brings experience as a classroom teacher for students with unique abilities, District ESE Resource Teacher, Educational Consultant, and Director of a Charter School for Students with Autism. This broad scope of experience has allowed her the opportunity to advocate for and educate students to meet their full potential. She is passionate about working with families to support their vision, advocating for inclusion, and focusing on each child’s strengths.
Upon becoming a parent to an amazing daughter with Down syndrome, Moss recognized the need for family, educational, and community support to ensure the best school and life experience for children and their families. She is proud to have graduated from the Partners in Policymaking Program in 2014 and continues to stay involved by serving on the Florida Department of Health Bright Expectations Advisory Committee through an appointment from the Florida House Speaker. Last year Moss was nominated to serve on the State of Florida Advisory Council for Special Education.
She looks forward to serving and making a difference by joining the 21 & Change Leadership Team.