Co-founder & President, NewGlobe
United States of America
Dr. Shannon May is the President and Co-Founder of NewGlobe, the largest supporter of technology-enabled schools across Africa. NewGlobe supports national and state governments and communities by creating powerful technology-enabled education systems. NewGlobe has unequalled experience in transforming educational outcomes at speed and at scale, delivering increased learning gains in often marginalized and under-served communities. Core to NewGlobe’s approach is a holistic approach to school and school system support, providing integrated teacher support, school management practices, capacity building for ministerial leadership, and scientifically-tested digital and print learning materials. Custom software applications and digital publishing enable digital transparency for ministerial leaders, empowering data-driven decision making at both the school and national level. NewGlobe’s government and community programs serve 2 million children each school day in six countries.
Shannon received her B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies from Harvard University, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.