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Dr. Shannon Burton

edTPA and Education Expert

About Dr. Shannon Burton

Dr. Shannon Burton is a High School Principal and Professor of Education with experience in business, healthcare, and Mathematics. He is a sought out educator with a vast amount of experience training future teachers throughout the state of New York.

Dr. Burton has over 18 years of classroom and educational leadership experience. He also has extensive knowledge of the edTPA. His experience and training have supported candidates to successfully complete and pass the edTPA. For more information on contacting Dr. Shannon Burton for help passing the edTPA, contact him at

The edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by over 600 teacher preparation programs across the country to emphasize, measure, and support the skills and knowledge that is so necessary for all teachers from the get-go.

Developed by educators for educators, edTPA is the first such standards-based assessment to become nationally available in the United States. It’s built off of decades of work on assessments of teacher performance and research regarding teaching skills that improve student learning.

The edTPA is transforming the preparation and certification of new teachers by complementing subject-area assessments with a rigorous process that requires teacher candidates to demonstrate that they have the classroom skills necessary to ensure students are learning.

Dr. Shannon Burton got his educational start as a public school math teacher in Yonkers, New York. After 8 year successful years in that position, he moved into the role of Assistant Principal for Mathematics and Public relations. In addition, Dr. Burton has also served as a middle school principal in inner-city New York. In this role, Dr. Burton worked to help close the achievement gap. With his help, students graduated from 8th grade with over 9 New York State Regents Examinations completed.

Dr. Shannon Burton has also spearheaded the opening of a new middle school which is currently under candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Program. He also serves as a visiting professor for a variety of local universities in New York. In this role, he teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate level courses in business, mathematics, and education.