Shawn Shackelford, J.D., is a principal in the Port Huron Area School District in Southeast Michigan. He has been an educator for over 20 years, starting his career as an English teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, and neighboring Southfield Public Schools in Southfield, MI. Mr. Shackelford has served as an administrator at all levels in Southfield Public Schools, Duval County Schools in Jacksonville, Florida, and Boston Public Schools in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, he is the principal at Central Middle School in Port Huron, MI, located approximately 60 miles from Detroit and 2 miles from the Canadian border. He has a background in implementing strategies aligned with national and local guidelines for Turnaround school reform in Florida and Massachusetts. At Central, Mr. Shackelford has successfully implemented Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (SWPBIS) and created a Refocus Room: a safe space for students that uses asset-based practices to create an inclusive environment that quickly re-engages students in the learning process. In addition, his work includes the school’s partnership with Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Supports (MIBLSI), in a state/national equity pilot which provides professional development on mitigating implicit bias through equitable practices. He presented at the 2018 National PBIS Leadership Forum in Chicago, IL as a part of University of Oregon professor, Kent McIntosh’s presentation, “Neutralizing Implicit Bias in School Discipline.” He holds a B.A in English from The University of Michigan, a M.A. in Educational Administration and Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Mr. Shackelford and his wife Jill reside in Clinton Township, Michigan with their three daughters, Renee, and twins, Olivia and Violet.