La Shawn Hankton - Transportation
La Shawn Hankton

Hello Whittier Wolves 

Believing that you are capable of finding reasonable solutions to day to day problems help keep you actively engaged and enthusiastic about your work, so I believe 

Having worked & learned from students, staff, parents and so many more elements being a MPS employee within these 20 years define that I enjoy what I do. 

I ventured into the MPLS Kids program back in 98 then I gained interest in our special education department which led me back to school studying Psychology, however after getting some familiarity w/how MPS utilize its’ employees I began to want to know more about as many classifications I could to become a well-rounded employee, which has proven to be an asset. In addition, I became equally interested in MFT L59 so much that I was member elected ESP 2nd Vice President and I have also served as a district ESP PD Mentor. 

My favorite color is Black. 

I listen to conscious music (Danielle Brooks - Black Woman) 

I want/need clear communication. 

I whole heartedly believe in the power of energy – I don’t put out negative aura nor do I willingly place myself in or around unproductive environments or people. 

My dream vacation is the underwater restaurant in Dubai. 

La Shawn norms are: 

Respect all perspectives… 

Equity of voice… 

Assume good intent… 


Speak your truth… 

“Don’t be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn’t do what you do or think as you think or as fast. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.” — Malcolm X 

* Whittier Essential Agreements 

o Be open minded in our approaches to collaboration, planning, teaching, and reflecting. 

o Be respectful communicators, share your truth with grace, and listen with positive intent. 

o Be caring and supportive in meeting the needs of our students, colleagues, and ourselves. 

o Value our time together by being present in the work. 

In Solidarity!!!