Shannon Russell

Shannon Russell has been a classroom teacher and principal in Northern Territory urban and remote schools for over a decade. Throughout this time, she also worked in the department’s National Assessment team as a consultant, during which she found her love for data and the importance of evidence based decision making.

In recent years Shannon made the decision to join the corporate sector of the Department of Education, with the intent of influencing decision making and ensuring a schools’ voice and perspective is always present. Shannon has held many Senior Manager and Director positions across the department and is currently the Director Business Relationships in the Digital and Data division, and fulfilled the role of Product Owner for the eDash project.

Shannon, along with James Hayes is presenting: Scrum in Education: How agile is empowering teachers and principals in the Northern Territory