2017 Urban Principalship Licensure Program, Indiana University, Indianapolis

2013 Master of Science in Urban Education Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis

2008 Bachelor of Science in Social Studies Education, Indiana University, Indianapolis


Teaching Experience

2018 IUPUI, School of Education: Adjunct Faculty

2015-2017 Indiana University High School: Online Curriculum Developer

2013-2017 Noblesville High School: Social Studies Teacher, School Improvement Committee Member, Technology Team/Professional Development Team Member, Guided Senior Academic Lab Facilitator, Project Citizen Coordinator

2013 Jefferson High School: Online Academy Coordinator, Social Studies Teacher, & Curriculum Developer

2011-2013 Oakland High School: Social Studies Teacher, Curriculum Developer, Technology Representative, Student Government Sponsor, UNprom Coordinator, FAFSA Night Coordinator, Life After High School Fair Coordinator

2010-2013 Purdue University: Pre-Service Teacher Mentor for Block 1 Students

2009-2011 Jefferson High School: Social Studies Teacher, Credit Recovery Program Director, Schools for Schools Teacher Sponsor

2007 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: Teaching Assistant, Service Learning Coordinator


Honors & Awards

2015 Miller Legacy Award, Noblesville High School

2014 Miller Legacy Award, Noblesville High School

2014 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Recipient, Lilly Endowment

2014 Award of Appreciation, Indiana National Guard

2013 We the People Guest Judge, Tippecanoe County Courthouse with Klondike Elementary School Students

2008 Top 100 Undergraduate Students, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

2008 Ernest G. Heppner Scholarship for Social Justice and Diversity, School of Education, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis


Other Professional Experience

2015 Summer Teacher, Puente de la Costa Sur, Pescadero, CA

2013 Professional Development Facilitator, My Big Campus Learning Management System, Clinton Central School Corporation

2013 Presenter & Member of the Planning Team, Ride the Wave of eLearning Conference, Lafayette School Corporation

2012 iCivics Teacher Workshop Presenter, Indiana Statehouse

2011 Partnership Co-Facilitator, Grant-Writing Project with EDPS 61100: School-Counseling Seminar, Purdue University and Oakland High School

2010 Participant, Project-Based Learning Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

2010 Participant, Facilitating Restorative Conferences Training, International Institute for Restorative Practices

2009 Independent Contractor, Developing Classroom Resources, Indiana Historical Bureau

2009 Independent Contractor for Research, Center for Urban and Multicultural Education, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

2006-2008 Research Intern, Indiana Historical Bureau



Obenchain, K., Balkute, A., Vaughn, E., & White, S.N. (2016). High school teachers' identities: Constructing civic selves. The High School Journal, 99(3), pp. 252-278.

White, S.N. (2015). Rally4Ritz & Indiana's attack on democracy [Guest blog post]. Retrieved from

White, S.N. (2014). A dissonant dance of identity and curriculum: The autoethnographic melody of a neoliberal score (Masters Thesis).  Retrieved from ProQuest Theses and Dissertations (1528242).

White, S.N. (2014). National debt and deficit: High school seniors voice their concerns. Viewpoints: Official Publications of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies, 44(1), n.p.

White, S.N. (2013). Second reaction: Making connections. First Opinions Second Reactions, 6(3), pp. 25-29.

White, S.N. (2008). Trying something new… Viewpoints: Official Publication of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies, 39(2), pp. 18-19.


Conference Presentations

White, S.N. (2013). Neoliberalism and Curricular Dissonance: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Teacher Identity. Paper presented at 34rd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice.

White, S.N., Ware, J.A., & Loeffelman, M.P. (2013). Community Curriculum Integration: Service Learning through Intergenerational Relationships. Paper presented at 34rd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice.

White, S.N., Currie, B., & Phelps, J. (2013). Leaky Pipes: Prisoners of the School to Prison Pipeline. Informational Video presented at the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education Colloquium, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

White, S.N. (2012). Conditional civic identity congruence: Consequences of identification on civic participation and the hidden curriculum of democratic education. Paper presented at 33rd Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice.

White, S.N. (2012). The objective of the objectives. Poster presentation at Purdue University Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium.


Guest and Feature Appearances

2016 Moderator of #sschat on Twitter: Call of Civic Duty: Participatory Citizenship

2015 Howard Rheingold interviews Shannon White for DML Central: Teaching Social Studies Through Participatory Citizenship

2014 Don Wettrick interviews Shannon White for InnovatED on Bam! Radio Network: How to Make Project-Based Learning More Relevant to Students

2010 IU School of Education feature on Schools for Schools at Lafayette Jefferson High School