Shawne Kearney is excited to join Rincon Valley Union School District this year as Principal of Spring Creek School. Prior to working for Rincon Valley Union School District, Shawne was an elementary classroom teacher for 30 years, a teacher leader and an Assistant Principal in the Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District.

Shawne attended San Diego State University, earning a degree in Social Work. Later she attended Sonoma State University earning a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Recently she earned her Master of Science in Applied School Leadership at National University. Shawne has taught classes at Sonoma State University and at the Sonoma County Office of Education.

Shawne is a proud mom of two successful and loving daughters. She lives in Santa Rosa with one of her daughters and her dog named Dixie. For fun, she enjoys live music, hiking and spending time with her family. As principal, Shawne’s favorite part of the job is spending time with students and families. You will likely find her on the playground, greeting families before and after school, or eating lunch with students.

One of her favorite quotes is,"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller