Shannon Jeffries is the Assistant Director of Scholar Success at New Futures. With experience in counseling, college admissions, and advising at the K-12 and higher education levels, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to New Futures. Previously, Shannon worked in undergraduate admissions at the University of Maryland where she supported freshman and transfer admission and managed key access initiatives for students across the state of Maryland.
Most recently, she served as the Founding College and Career Coordinator at District of Columbia International School in Washington, DC, and built the school’s first comprehensive college counseling program. Shannon earned a B.A. in Psychology at The Ohio State University, before studying urban school counseling at the University of Maryland, College Park, and earning her M.Ed. Outside of work, Shannon is a published writer, avid reader, and occasional comedienne for her family and friends. She enjoys writing about wellness, personal discovery, and all things education.