Facilitator Spotlight: Shonnie Cooley
Shonnie Cooley is the Projects Coordinator for Parents for Public Schools (PPS). She has been with PPS for 11 years this August. PPS provides programs that prepare parents to advocate for the success of their students, schools, and communities. Part of her duties include facilitating workshops and coordinating meetings.
Originally from the Detroit, Michigan metro area, Shonnie and her family moved to Jackson, MS almost 20 years ago. She is wife and proud mother of 3 adult children (2 daughters and a son). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Detroit College of Business in Dearborn, MI.
Shonnie has been a facilitator with Growing Up Knowing (GUK) since her training in January 2019. Her favorite program to facilitate is My Body, My Boundaries for Elementary-Aged Children. Although she hasn’t facilitated Tween Talks yet, she looks forward to facilitating Tween Talks in the future.
"The things that sets GUK’s programs apart from others is that I haven’t seen/heard of another program that addresses not only the students but the parents as well and GUK programs start discussions about important information that is hard for most families to talk about."
During Shonnie’s down time, she enjoys painting pre-drawn canvases, doing puzzles and listening to music. Other fun fact is she loves to dance and enjoys Zumba.