Shaune joined ReadyCT in 2021 looking to leverage his experience (as a practitioner), skills (research and analysis), and passion for advocating for young people from marginalized communities. At ReadyCT, Shaune is responsible for helping to collect and analyze data to better evaluate the impact of programs, inform continuous improvement, and increase policy advocacy impact. Additionally, Shaune is responsible for conducting research to ensure the organization employs best practices and evidence-based approaches across all domains.
Before joining ReadyCT, Shaune spent five years as a special education teacher in Fairfax County, VA, serving students with disabilities in a Title I school. After deciding to go back to school full time to pursue a master’s degree in public policy, Shaune worked part time as: a therapist for children with autism; a research assistant for the George Mason University (GMU) Gender and Policy Center; and as a data quality intern.
Shaune holds a B.S. in humanities and behavioral science from Radford University, an M.S. in education from George Mason University, and an M.P.P. from GMU.
Shaune currently lives in New Haven, CT, with his wife and their two dogs. In his free time, Shaune volunteers with the Connecticut Court Appointed Special Advocate Association for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
“I believe that every child and young person is entitled to an education that will prepare them for economic independence and success. I’m excited to work with the great team at ReadyCT to increase access to educational and workforce opportunities for young people in Connecticut.”