Don Shanahan is finishing his fourth year as the West Region Instructional Coach for Concept Schools. His role specializes in teacher improvement, instructional leadership, teacher evaluation, and professional development. He came to Concept after nine years as an elementary classroom teacher in the Chicagoland area. Don is a 2001 Elementary Education graduate of Saint Jospeh’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana and a 2007 Masters degree graduate of Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. He currently lives in Forest Park, Illinois, loves movies, and enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and two children.