Shayna Willis's Biography

Hi! My name is Shayna Lachelle Willis! Originally from Springfield Massachusetts, moved to Durham NC in 1992. The youngest of four, one sister and two brothers. Attended Club Boulevard Elementary, Rogers Herr ( when it was all 6 grade :), Githens Middle School and Jordan High School. For College I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and began as a Biology- PreMed major. Initially, my goal was to become a Pediatrician, however I did not want to tussle with the MCAT. While in college, I ended up transferring to North Carolina Central University and ended up finishing my Biology-PreMed degree at home in 2008. After graduating, I hit a point in life when I had to decide what I wanted to do in my career, I knew I loved children and always had people at church recruiting me to teach Sunday school and to lead various children's ministries in church. I loved leading those ministries in church, I ended up leading a youth dance ministry in church. After the journey in deciding, I decided to go into education. I began working at Trinity School of Durham/Chapel Hill as a Kindergarten Assistant in 2011, transferred to Transitional Kindergarten and assisted for a year. Then began as a lead teacher as a Transitional Kindergarten and later was blessed to find myself as a Kindergarten Teacher at Excelsior Classical Academy! I am currently licensed wrapping up my second degree in Elementary Education and will be the graduating class of 2020!!!!!!! A little more about me, favorite color purple, favorite food(s) Sushi, Tacos and Chocolate, and  favorite holiday is Christmas!