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Dr. Shannon Burton

edTPA and Education Expert

About Dr. Shannon Burton

Dr. Shannon Burton received two Associate degrees and one Bachelor’s degree from Berkeley College majoring in Business Administration and Hotel and Restaurant Management. In addition, he received his Master’s Degree in Science and Education from Lehman College specializing in Business Education a Master’s Degree in Information Technology and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from Drury University.  

Dr. Burton earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from Capella University. His doctoral research included studying secondary school dropout rates to see what educational administrators can do to prevent this epidemic. Additionally, he has a graduate certification in School and Business Administration from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Burton is a New York State certified school business and school district administrator in addition he is certified as a mathematics educator. Furthermore, Dr. Burton completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University majoring in Health Care Management and currently is working on a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. 


Dr. Burton is a former public school math teacher in Yonkers, New York, and taught a variety of math classes for eight years. He then became the assistant principal for mathematics and public relations at the same high school. Dr. Burton is a former middle school principal for a large school in an inner-city school district in the state of New York. In this role he closed the achievement gap where students graduated from 8th grade with over 9 New York State Regents Examinations completed. As a former Director of Secondary Education for a network of schools in New Jersey, Dr. Burton spearheaded the opening of a new middle school which is currently under candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Program.  

Dr. Burton also led an Elementary School in New York City. Under his leadership as Principal, ELA and Mathematics student achievement scores doubled the school district and outperformed the NYS average. As a result of this, his school was awarded the New York State Achievement Award in 2020. Furthermore, Dr. Burton is a visiting professor for various local universities and earned the recognition of Professor of the Year in 2021 at Concordia College. He teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate level educational, business and mathematics courses. Aside from his educational background, Dr. Burton loves to cook for his friends and family in addition to playing basketball for local leagues