Shannon graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education K-8 in 2015. She continued her passion for teaching and earned a master’s degree in Teaching in the spring of 2018. She is married to Matt Riley and they have two children Kali and Jace. Shannon has taught preschool, worked as a literacy and math aide for grades K-5, and teaches lessons at Connect Academy during the summers for grades K-6. Shannon enjoys spending time with family, traveling, cooking, and reading.