Faculty & Staff Directory


Jon Shannon

CIO/Executive Director of the Development Office


Jon Shannon joined the GSSM executive leadership team in 2005. With a career in higher and secondary residential education spanning over 25 years, he brings depth and experience to the school’s operations and planning efforts.

Shannon’s work has received recognition from the National Association of Independent Schools, and he has presented at major conferences across the country on topics from technical administration to strategic planning. Community service is a passion, and he frequently serves on local and regional boards.

Starting in 2016, he served as co-chair for GSSM’s year-long strategic planning initiative.


  • MEd, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • BA, Political Science, Coker College

Courses Taught

  • Interim Courses in Beekeeping
  • Equine Science and Horsemanship

Clubs and Societies

  • Beekeeping Club Sponsor

Joined GSSM in 2006