Shannon Karol

Director of Education



Shannon Karol is the current Director of Education at the Speed Art Museum and has worked in Museum Education since 2007. Shannon joined the Speed’s Education team in 2015 as the Teaching and Engagement Manager, overseeing school and teacher programs in addition to the Speed’s Docent Corps. Prior to the Speed, Shannon served as the Assistant Director of Interpretive Programming at the Cincinnati Art Museum and as the Docent and Teacher Programs Manager at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Shannon has an Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and English from the University of Michigan. She is currently enrolled in the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.