Joellen Shannon

Board Member

Missoula, Montana

Joellen Shannon is the Interim Head of School at Sussex School in Missoula. Hailing from Philadelphia, Joellen was raised in a big family that loved being outside. Joellen left the East Coast to earn her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and went on to obtain a master’s in environmental studies from the University of Montana in 2004. Joellen has dedicated her entire career to social and environmental impact work. In addition to education, her career has spanned work in affordable housing and community agriculture. When not at Sussex School, Joellen enjoys mountain biking, skiing, running, and paddleboarding in the great wilds of Montana with her husband and two sons.