Shontiara Burns was born and raised here in Durham, North Carolina. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, with a concentration in Childhood Development and Family Relations. She has always had a passion for children and it shows in her career choice. She believes that children are like sponges soaking in as much information as possible. When they are exposed to different experiences, they are able to use their five senses to learn and explore. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and spending time with her family and friends. She is very excited to see the children advance throughout the school, and she looks forward to the many opportunities she will have to contribute to their growth.