Assistant Head of School and Director of Admissions
B.A. Educational Studies
Anne Shamanski grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she graduated from Girls’ Preparatory School (GPS) and relocated to Atlanta to attend Emory University. As a student at Emory, she worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office of Emory University and studied Early Childhood Development. Upon graduation, she enjoyed almost 9 years of teaching in the Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms in a private school located just off Emory’s campus. After a few years in the corporate world and spending time at home with her two small children, she returned to the classroom to teach Kindergarten. In the fall of 2008, she learned about the plans to grow St. Benedict’s Episcopal School and immediately began working as a volunteer to help open the school in the fall of 2009, moving into the role of Director of Admissions in 2010 and adding the role of Assistant Head of School in 2013. Anne was honored in 2019 by the Board of Trustees with the award for Lifetime Achievement for her commitment and dedication
Anne and her husband Dan have resided in Smyrna since 1997. They are the proud parents of two children, Catherine and Will. She loves entertaining friends, reading, traveling and watching softball and baseball – both the Atlanta Braves and the games of her children.
Introducing families to the St. Benedict’s community has been her greatest professional joy. Children thrive when they know they are loved and nurtured, and every day, finding a way to show children they are loved in this community is such a gift, especially when surrounded by a faculty and staff that are collaborative and dedicated to the same mission.