Shannon Wheatley

Senior Advisor

Shannon Wheatley (he/him/el) is a Senior Advisor at Friday supporting leaders, teams, and organizations working towards multi-generational change.

Wheatley most recently served as the Chief Academic Officer of a network of Expeditionary Learning schools in Oakland, CA. He holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee and an M.Ed. in Education Leadership from National Louis University

He is passionate about jazz, cooking meals for loved ones, and USA Track and Field. He lives in Sacramento with his partner and two children.


B.A. in History | University of Tennessee

M.Ed. in Education Leadership | National Louis University

Past Work

Chief Academic Officer | Lighthouse Community Public Schools in Oakland, CA

Chief of Schools | St. HOPE Public Schools in Sacramento, CA

Vice President of Alumni Teacher Leadership | Teach For America (National)

Favorite Friday Activity

Family movie night with my partner and two kids.