Committed to Excellence

The Samara Success Program provides a trauma informed, collaborative, resilient, growth based learning environment for youth and caregivers utilizing neuroscience, research based, mindful, and holistic approaches.  This program was developed for and by those needing an inclusive, individualized, compassionate, and understanding learning environment that supports every family member to “Soar With Their Strengths and Manage Their Weaknesses.”


Asked to describe herself, she would say “I am just Shannon” and those who know her tend to agree, she is one of a kind.  Shannon has a huge heart for all and believes in the Collaborative Problem Solving philosophy that “we all do well when we can” and if we can’t it’s because we have some unmet needs, things that we’re still learning and need some support.  Shannon knows we are full of diverse abilities and that we THRIVE when we have the opportunity to “soar with our strengths and manage our weaknesses” with compassionate supports.  Although she believes what has truly made her who she is today are the amazing opportunities she has had to raise two spunky youth and the gift of knowing and walking beside so many incredible youth and their families in her professional life.  Professionally, Shannon holds a Masters in Child Development and Early Childhood Special Education, she is a Licensed Special Education Teacher in Oregon ages birth -  Grade 8, Shannon has taught for 20 years, she was a founder of Wyldwoodz Resource Center, Oregon Family Support Network Regional Director and Certified Peer Support Specialist and Trainer.  She offers trainings on various topics, she is a Think: Kids Collaborative Problem Solving Certified Trainer, and is a Make Parenting a Pleasure Certified Trainer.

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Family Consultation

For youth and family consultations I can meet where you are most comfortable, in your home, at a coffee shop, or the park!

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Phone Consultation or Appointment

How about a call?  Finding time in our schedules is challenging, if a phone call works best let's do it!

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Lunch With Shannon 

Let's get coffee, tea, or food!

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Tier 1 Collaborative Problem Solving

2.5 day Tier 1 Intensive Training in Collaborative Problem Solving for educators and administrators working in the school district. 20 hours training total and qualifies for CEU's.

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Professional Coaching and Training

Small group sessions are a perfect fit for teachers and educational professionals.

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Wrap, IEP, & Advocacy Services

Shannon will help you navigate the WRAP and/or IEP process while serving as your family advocate. 


Success Skills

This class offers a holistic, heart centered, wellness curriculum backed by science and research. Topics covered include neuroscience, mindfulness practices, power of positivity, expectations, social needs, motivation, meeting challenges, and many more impactual topics. Every participant will have the opportunity to learn strategies