Master of Education Candidate, 2022
Christan is an urban educator who began her professional career as a defense attorney at Bryan Cave, LLP. Realizing her true passion is to help others, Shelton transitioned to a career in education, beginning as a middle school mathematics teacher with Teach For America. During her last year in the classroom, before moving to a role as an instructional coach, 100% of her Algebra I students scored advanced or proficient on the Missouri End of Course Exam and 95% of her eighth-grade students passed the Missouri State Assessment. She has spent the last ten years at her Teach For America placement school, relentlessly fighting to ensure that urban scholars receive a quality education. Christan received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Saint Louis University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Howard University School of Law.