Dr. Shawna Della Cerra


Educational Consultant

Shawna Della Cerra is the educational consultant for Lawley Publishing. She has the responsibility of supporting the talented authors and illustrators in providing resources to accompany their published books.

Shawna’s greatest joy is her son, Alexander. The two of them love to travel, decorate their home for the holidays, cuddle, and laugh. In 2022, the two co-authored My Daddy is In Heaven, a children’s picture book about a dinosaur’s journey of grief.

In conjunction with consulting, Della Cerra is in her 25th year of teaching. She is currently working as an elementary school librarian where she surrounds herself with children’s literature. Prior to becoming a librarian, Shawna was an instructional coach for ten years, helping kindergarten through sixth grade teachers build content expertise as well as tailor their practice to meet specific student needs.

Before becoming a coach, Della Cerra taught second and third grade students for 14 years. Shawna has served as grade-level chair, mentored student teachers, and served on school site and district committees. She has been awarded her school district’s Superintendent’s Award and Special Education Educator of the Year Award.

Shawna Della Cerra holds a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University, along with a masters and bachelor’s degree in education from Arizona State University. Della Cerra’s certificates and endorsements include superintendency, school library and media specialist, reading specialist, structured English immersion, and early childhood.