Shannon is the only candidate in the race endorsed by both Kansas Families for Education and Equality Kansas.  In addition, she has been endorsed by 11 current and former members of the Lawrence Board of Education.  



Maley Wilkins, Treasurer

David Ambler

Jessica Beeson

Rob & Micki Chestnut

Karen Cochran

Carladyne Conyers

Marilyn Dobski

Erika Dvorske

Jill English & Matt Harms

Jill Fincher

marci francisco

G.R. Gordon-Ross

Marcel Harmon

Kelly Jones

Doug & Edie Klingler

Pat & Debra McCandless

Adina Morse

Kim & Aaron Polson

Kathy Pryor

Scott & Linda Robinson

Vanessa Sanburn

Marc & Stephanie Scarbrough

Harriet Schaffer

Jenny Skillman

Bill & Kathryn Tuttle

Andy & Diane Vigna

Dale Willey

Judy Wright

Charles & Nancy Yockey

Cindy Yulich


“I know Shannon to be incredibly thoughtful, dedicated, and hardworking. She can always be counted on to do her homework on an issue, carefully considering multiple perspectives before making her decision. I am thankful for Shannon's service to Lawrence Public Schools and for all of the work she does statewide through the Kansas Association of School Boards and with state legislators to ensure Kansas schools improve and adapt to serve all students.”

Vanessa Sanburn, former USD 497 board member and founder of Let’s Talk

"We are indeed fortunate that Shannon has decided to run for reelection. Her school board experience as well as her educational and legal background make her uniquely qualified to advocate for not only the students in the Lawrence public schools, but also for students at the state and national levels. Her perspective is the glue that will hold the school board together. We can’t afford to not re-elect Shannon."

Linda Robinson, former USD 497 board member