We’re excited to announce that Shannon Benedek will join the Special Education Foundation as our new Program and Communications Manager. Shannon brings an extensive background in marketing, operations, and education to this new role with SEF.

The Program and Communications Manager will focus on the “3-Ms” regarding SEF’s programs::

  1. Manage the delivery of services and equipment for all SEF programs to students and their families served by the Special School District and our educational partners (teachers and specialists) with the SSD,
  2. Market the programs to educators and parents, and
  3. Measure the success of the programs and the impact SEF is having on the lives of students with disabilities.

Shannon started her career as an elementary school teacher. She has also worked as a parent educator and program specialist with the Valley Park School District.

Shannon then moved into marketing and communications, serving as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, she was Market Center Administrator and Director of Agent Experience with Keller Williams Realty in Chesterfield.

Shannon’s experience, background, and passion for helping kids is a perfect fit for her role with SEF, where she will work to provide more kids with disabilities with the tools and opportunities to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Shannon officially began work with SEF on Tuesday, January 31st.

Shannon Benedek, SEF’s new Program and Communications Manager