Shannon Whitney


About Shannon Whitney

Shannon loves traveling, watching Friends, and all things Florida Gators. While she grew up in Northern Virginia, she left the state to attend the University of Florida in 2001. After earning a master’s degree in education, she returned home and has worked as an elementary school teacher for the past 11 years. Shannon recently decided it was time to put teaching on hold and venture down a new professional path. During her free time, Shannon is either traveling, cheering for Florida, binge-watching a Netflix series, or preparing to be an aunt!


Scholarships for Students from California
Victor Maschek / Shutterstock.com Most states offer special scholarships specifically for their residents. California is one of the largest states and therefore has many scholarship opportunities for the individuals who live there! We have compiled a list of scholarships that likely apply to many high school students, however, there are many more […]

Scholarships for Students from California


How to Respond to Cyberbullying
SpeedKingz / Shutterstock.com Last month, we published a blog post titled How to Recognize Cyberbullying, where we defined cyberbullying as purposeful repeated, unwanted, aggressive behavior (both physical and verbal) that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. In this post, we will go one step further and discuss how you can respond to […]

How to Respond to Cyberbullying


Scholarships for Students from Virginia
Bennian / Shutterstock.com Most states offer special scholarships specifically for their residents. Because two Student Caffé staff members live in Virginia and we partner with many schools and counties in Northern Virginia, we wanted to highlight scholarships for Virginia residents to kick off our newest blog series covering state-based scholarships. […]

Scholarships for Students from Virginia




Giving Quality Holiday Gifts on a Budget
Ammily CP / Shutterstock.com It’s officially the holiday season! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Christmas, the month of December is sure to be eventful. With all the hype and excitement, there also comes the pressure of deciding what to give to the important people in your life. As a […]

Giving Quality Holiday Gifts on a Budget


How to Recognize Cyberbullying
Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com Cyberbullying is a new take on an old concept. Before getting into the cyber aspect of it, though, it’s first important to understand what the term bullying actually means. As a teacher, I heard many students (and parents) accuse others of bullying. Sometimes, they were right. Many other times, […]

How to Recognize Cyberbullying



Executive Functioning Skills: Emotional Control
Selenophile / Shutterstock.com Today, we are completing our series on executive functioning (EF) skills. This final article focuses on the EF skill of emotional control. What does “emotional control” mean? Emotional control is the ability to manage and control your emotions in order to achieve a goal or complete a task. […]

Executive Functioning Skills: Emotional Control