Shannon C’de Baca


Shannon C’de Baca is a 31-year teaching veteran (K–12 science) who moved from face-to-face teaching to online education years ago, after she developed a lab-intensive chemistry course for Iowa students who did not have an available chemistry teacher. She has worked with seven states and two national organizations in the development of science standards and teacher professional development. Shannon’s teaching has been recognized with honors from the Milken Family Foundation, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the Iowa Department of Education, Sertoma, and PBS. She hosted the Annenberg television series, “The Missing Link in Mathematics,” worked with the PBS series NOVA, and served as a consultant for the National Center on Education and the Economy, the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Education Association, the NSTA, the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Department of State. Shannon served as one of two citizen ambassadors to Bahrain and continues to mentor teachers in the Mid East. She has worked as a designer and a facilitator for the Iowa statewide “Every Learner Inquires” initiative and guided development of the science component of the Iowa Core Curriculum. Shannon continues to pursue her passion for equitable access to exceptional online courses for all students through work with the Iowa Technology Task Force and Iowa Learning Online. Shannon served on CTQ’s TeacherSolutions 2030 team, co-authoring the book TEACHING 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools… Now and in the Future. Shannon serves as the CEO for Shannon Corporation and RT Corporation.