State Leadership Team

Andy Celio, President

~Caesar Rodney High School

Taylor Jenkins, Vice-President of Public & Community Relations

~Seaford High School

Alexis Katan, Vice-President Membership

~Caesar Rodney High School

Pierce Mayew, Vice-President Finance

~Smyrna High School

Christopher Sarabia, Vice-President of Equity & Inclusion

~Sussex Technical High School

Michael C. Hill-Shaner

~Delaware Educators Rising Advisor

~Delaware Teacher Academy Foundation Executive Director

Years with the Program:  26

Favorite Quote:  "There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life."

- Sister Mary Rose McGeady


My “why” for teaching:  Since I was younger, I wanted to work in the field of education.  I had a  desire to inspire others, advocate for the "underdog," and made a difference in the world.  My "why" is to provide others with the opportunity to change the future as I have been given and to provide life changing moments.


Favorite EdRising Moment: In my 26 years, I have had so many many wonderful memories and opportunities, I could not possibly pick one.


Contact:  mshaner@delawareedrising.org