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Shannon Swain

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Superintendent, Office of Correctional Education
Shannon Swain is currently serving as Superintendent for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Division of Rehabilitative Programs, Office of Correctional Education in Sacramento, California where she oversees 35 accredited adult schools and legal/recreational libraries inside California’s state prisons. She has over 35 years of experience working as a teacher and administrator in correctional education, first managing a halfway house for probationers, then  leading computer-based literacy and substance abuse programs for formerly incarcerated adults in CDCR parole office programs run through the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE).  After 24 years, she left CCCOE, then worked as a consultant to the Ministry of Justice for Chile, traveling to Santiago to train 88 prison wardens in effective instruction for adults.  In 2014, she was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown as Deputy Superintendent for CDCR, to provide fresh leadership for the 1663 teachers and administrators in CDCR’s institutional adult schools.  In 2017, she was appointed as Superintendent.  She leads the Office of Correctional Education overseeing Curriculum and Instruction for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, Post-Secondary Education, Career Technical Education, Libraries/Law Libraries, Continuing Education and Special Programs.  She has launched Professional Learning Communities, an exciting strategic plan, technology innovations and advances, a Distinguished School initiative, a leadership academy to address succession planning, and developed Transformative Correctional Communication to improve relationships and normalize pro-social communication between students and staff.  In her spare time, she has raised four children and launched them into productive adulthood.  She enjoys hanging out with her Australian husband, and has been known to unexpectedly burst into song any day in the office after 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15
 

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Saturday, March 16
 

8:30am AKDT

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