Degrees and Certifications:

Crystal Shakur

Elementary Instructional Coach

(816) 316-5401


Years of teaching experience:

30 years of experience


Area of expertise

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Data Based Decision Making


Educational background

Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

Education Administration: k-8

Master’s Early Childhood Education

Emphasis Elementary

Bachelor of Liberal Arts




2021 Innovative Leadership Award

2018 Missouri Master Teacher

2016 Leading Educator

2012 Educator of the year


Why I Chose Education as My Career of Choice

I believe the road to all success is through education.  I chose education as a career to be the change agent and advocate for underserved students of color and to lead the charge in providing an effective, intentional, and equitable education for all students.


My Dream for Myself

It is my dream to be a change agent for our students to foster equitable and  effective education.


Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy family and friend time.  I enjoy game nights and movie nights and getting together with food and fun.