Shawn was born and raised in Hutchinson, KS. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education and later received his Master’s in Educational Administration from Emporia State University. Shawn taught middle school Language Arts in Elkhart, KS, for 3 years and in Hugoton, KS, for 11 years. In 2012, Shawn and his family moved to Manhattan, KS, and Shawn became part of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School staff. From 2012-2015, Shawn worked at St. Xavier as both Activities Director and Assistant Principal, in 2015 he became principal along with being Activities Director, and from 2016-present has been principal. Shawn is passionate about education and leadership and is thankful to be carrying out his mission at a Catholic School. Shawn and his wife, Heather, are new empty-nesters and enjoy traveling in their free time.