Dr. Shawn Farrens graduated from Reynolds High School in Troutdale. He obtained a B.A. from Hope International University, a M.A.T. from Concordia University, a special education endorsement and administrative license from the University of Portland, and a Doctorate degree from Walden University.
He is currently the Director of HR/Principal of Baker Charters Schools, but the largest part of his education career was spent as a special education teacher in the Gresham-Barlow School District. Prior to his career in education, he served as an infantryman in U.S. Army.
He is married and has one son. His son attends East Orient Elementary School. In his off time, he is passionate about serving his community through coaching multiple local teams that his son is on.