FAITH SHANHOLZER serves as the Vice President for Friends of CASA of Portage County. Faith earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Akon. She is a certified teacher and gifted intervention specialist. An experienced K12 educator and former VP of Curriculum, Instruction, and Strategic Programming, Faith has worked across multiple disciplines in large and small school settings implementing strategies for academic success and turnaround programs. With academic achievement at her core, Faith now works for an EdTech company supporting literacy development and improved outcomes in schools across the country. She has presented at several conferences and volunteered for charitable organizations such as Feed My Starving Children. Faith strongly believes that relationships, conversation, debate, and networking lead to growth and innovative thinking. She currently lives in Aurora with her husband and two sons.