Phone: (510) 231-1431 ext. 25520


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biochemistry B.A. Music

Ms. Shannon Townsend

I am the product of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.  At that time, it was called the Richmond Unified School District.  I attended the following schools:

Lake Elementary

Juan Crespi Junior High

John F. Kennedy High School


I graduated from John F. Kennedy in 1986.  At that time, I was privileged to have Mr. Sylvester Greenwood as my principal.



I attended Laney College in Oakland and then transferred to San Francisco State University  I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, with a minor in Chemistry.  I also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis on Jazz & World Music, as well as classical voice.



Some of my hobbies include singing, reading, and playing with my pets.