Shane Woods

Shane Woods began her career as a middle school science teacher in the Fort Worth Independent School District. In her 17 years with the district, Shane was able to make her mark in every position she held from department chair to leading the entire district as the K-12 Science Director overseeing curriculum and assessment development while supporting teachers in honing their skills. Upon leaving public education, Shane served as the Senior Director of the STEM Center of Excellence, which is a 92-acre living laboratory where kids of all ages can explore and develop  their competence and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math.

In her newest role, Shane serves as the Executive Director for Girlstart, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas which focuses on empowering girls in STEM. She remains active in the K-12 science education community as a highly-sought after leader, mentor, speaker and advocate.

She has made appearances on several podcasts such as Quietly Visible and enjoys speaking on conference panels. As a communicator who immediately establishes a rapport with those in attendance, Shane can speak to any size group with her humor and brilliance.


Leadership: Women in Informal and Formal Education

DEIA in K-12 STEM Education

Equity: STEM Education for K-12 Girls

DEIA at the Workplace: Evolving in your role

We appreciate your time and partnership. The group left invigorated and ready to use the models you provided. Can't thank you enough for your session with our Racial Reconciliation alumni members.
– Amanda Esaena, Dallas Afterschool
I firmly believe in being an active ancestor for our youth and those coming behind them who dare to make this world a better place. As a self-proclaimed ‘social justice architect’ my passion lies in preparing, nurturing, and sustaining spaces that welcome all girls so that they can prepare to take on the role or roles of their life.
– Shane Woods

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