Shanna Flanary earned her Bachelor's Degree in Middle Education, grades 4-8 from Old Dominion University in 1992. She began teaching at Star of the Sea as a pre-algebra teacher in 2005. From 2008-2010 she held the position of fourth grade teacher. When Star of the Sea decided to add a resource program to the school Shanna helped to develop the program. She continues to work with teachers at the Star of the Sea School to meet the needs of students through remediation and enrichment. She currently enjoys an after school program with a group of students to help restore oysters with The Oyster Reef Keepers of Virginia. Additionally, she facilitates fifth graders who are a part of Virginia Beach Public Library's Battle of the Books contest from November through March.