Shawna Della Cerra


Educational Consultant

Shawna lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her six-year-old son, and believes that one can never be overdressed for any occasion. Though Shawna has various cell phone cases, she can’t pass up the opportunity to add to her collection of vintage telephones. Shawna’s favorite things include spending time with her son, vacationing at her family cabin, and decorating her home for the holidays. After fifteen years of teaching second and third grade, along with seven years as a reading coach, Shawna currently supports K-6 teachers at two schools within the Gilbert Public School District as an instructional coach. Shawna has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a master’s in Curriculum Development from Northern Arizona University. She also holds various certificates and endorsements, including K-12 Reading Specialist, School Library Media Specialist, Structured English Immersion, and Early Childhood. Shawna is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and is looking forward to graduating with her EdD from Northern Arizona University in May of 2021. From a struggling reader as a child to soon-to-be Dr. Della Cerra, Shawna is hopeful her life-long learning will continue supporting children, as well as parents and educators in their literacy development and instruction.