Director of Advancement
B.S., Accounting & Finance from Northeastern University, Boston, MA
“My daughter started at Greenspring Montessori School in January, 2014 as a student in Ms. Shannon’s Children’s House class. This was my first experience with Montessori education. I am overwhelmed at how the Montessori philosophy and the caring staff at Greenspring honors the individual. It did not take me long to see that we made the perfect choice in enrolling our daughter here. I had the incredible opportunity to join the Greenspring staff in 2015, and very much enjoy supporting this school’s mission. In 2016, we enrolled our son in our Adolescent Community for his 8th and 9th grade year which has proven to be a life-changing experience for him.”
Shanie Nelson first came to Greenspring Montessori School as a parent, and in 2015 she joined our team as Development Coordinator, overseeing fundraising efforts, school-wide events, our Parent Association, and so much more. Now holding the title of Director of Advancement, and responsible for our Admissions, Development, Communications and Marketing functions, it is Shanie’s goal to truly propel our school forward.
Shanie spent 11 years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, several years as a CPA and also in an HR capacity. She relocated to Maryland in 2004 and stopped working in order to focus on blending her new family. Shanie and her husband, Dan have six children together, the youngest in our Upper Elementary community and the eldest out of college!
When not at work, Shanie enjoys working on DIY projects at home. She also very much enjoys supporting her children at their various activities and events.