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About Shawn Hettinga

Shawn Hettinga was raised in the Ozark Mountains and has been an educator for fifteen years. When she graduated high school, she attended Arkansas Tech University where she earned a bachelor's degree in English and Early Childhood Education. She taught Middle and High School English while gaining her Master's in Teaching degree from the University of Central Arkansas. Later, she obtained her Master's in Counseling and Leadership and her Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration from ATU while serving as a 6th-12th school counselor. She then served as a K-3 school counselor at Dardanelle Primary School. After earning her Education Specialist (Ed.S) degree, district-level superintendent licensure, and district curriculum administration licensure from ATU, she started a new job as Instructional Supervisor of Curriculum & Technology for the Dardanelle School District while also adjuncting as a visiting professor of Counseling and Master Teacher Leadership courses at ATU. She has completed her dissertation and now has a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and is the current school principal at the Primary School.
Shawn is a certified Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Research and Technology Ambassador (Cohort Spring 2018), ATU College for Leadership and Learning (CLL) Department Shareholder, ATU Teacher Education Council, and ATU 2018 Graduate Gala Student Award Recipient. She also enjoys speaking at local and state conferences regarding mindfulness practices and the importance of mental health interventions and resources in public education.