Shenoa Warren has served in the education field for over 25 years. She was most recently the executive director of Early Childhood in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Mrs. Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in administration and supervision. She has a passion for closing the achievement gaps for all students. Her love for educating children started by working at a child care center. This experience provided a solid foundation for teaching young children. Additionally, Mrs. Warren has shown diversity by teaching a wide range of students. Upon graduating from college, she was recruited to teach fifth grade in the East Baton Rouge School System.
Mrs. Warren was selected as Teacher of the Year at her school for two consecutive years (1997 and 1998). She also taught third-grade English Language Arts to gifted students in the Alief Independent School District in Texas. Her last year in the classroom was in Jefferson Parish School District as an ELA sixth-grade teacher. She then expanded her experience in leadership at the Louisiana Department of Education. Mrs. Warren has 11 years in leadership at the Louisiana Department of Education. As the literacy section administrator, Mrs. Warren led a statewide initiative, ensuring literacy for all. The initiative provided Louisiana school districts with scientifically based reading strategies, curricular materials and targeted intervention plans. That helped improve reading achievement rates for kindergarten to 12th grade. She also served as a deputy network leader in the largest network at the Department of Education. Mrs. Warren led school districts in the implementation of the Early Childhood Community Networks as required by Act 3.
In 2015, Mrs. Warren was recruited to lead the EBR Early Childhood Community Network. EBR is the second-largest school district in the state with an Early Childhood Network comprising 6,000 children under the age of 5. Mrs. Warren led a team of instructional coaches and support staff to provide services to child care centers, Early Head Start, Head Start, charter schools and private schools. The goal of the Early Childhood Network is to prepare children from birth to 5 years old with the essential social, emotional and academic skills to successfully begin kindergarten. The number of excellent-rated sites in the network has increased dramatically under her direction. Mrs. Warren enjoys spending time with her family and loved ones. After losing both of her parents within a two-week period, faith and quality time is of the utmost importance to her.