Shanna is an outreach specialist for EdReports.org. Estep most recently served as the Director of the Standards, Assessment, and Instruction initiative with the CORE Districts and led a team comprised of 50 senior instructional leaders representing each of those districts. Estep brings more than 25 years of experience in education, including writing curriculum and assessments for AIMS Education Foundation and teaching at Fresno Pacific University, as well as acting as a professional development specialist, and coach for districts across the country in the area of mathematics education and reform. Estep began her career as a math and science teacher and through her years in the classroom, has taught multiple grades K-12. She is a proud graduate of California State University, Fresno where she received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees.
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