Shannon May

President, Co-Founder, NewGlobe

Dr. Shannon May is the President and Co-Founder of NewGlobe, the largest supporter of technology-enabled schools across Africa. NewGlobe supports national and state governments by creating powerful technology-enabled education systems. NewGlobe has unequalled experience in transforming educational outcomes at speed and at scale, delivering increased learning gains in often marginalized and under-served communities. Core to NewGlobe’s approach is a holistic approach to schools and school systems, providing integrated teacher support, school management practices, capacity building for ministerial leadership, and scientifically tested digital and print learning materials. Custom software applications and digital publishing enable digital transparency for ministerial leaders, empowering data-driven decision making at both the school and national level. NewGlobe’s government and community programs serve nearly 2 million children each school day in six countries.
Shannon received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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