Director, The Network
Shawna Wells joined BES in 2013, serving as Director of Leadership Development to support new BES schools. In 2015, Shawna was named Director of The Network, leading its design and working closely with high-achieving BES schools to examine and improve the quality growth of their organizations. Shawna previously served as founding Principal at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, where she hired, trained, and managed all school staff and led the founding class to 90% proficiency in math and 65% proficiency in reading on state assessments. Shawna also served as an Executive Leadership Coach for the KIPP Foundation after beginning her career in education as a Teach For America Corps member. Shawna received an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.Ed. in Leadership and Administration from National Louis University, and B.A. in English and Education from the University of Vermont.