Shannon Nickinson

Shannon Nickinson Project Manager


What are the Three T’s of building a child’s brain

The "Three T's" of building a child's brain help parents create crucial interaction that is the key to building a child’s brain so that it will be healthy, active and ready to learn. Read full story


Pensacola’s favorite sons helping invest in community’s future

Led by Catholic High School graduate and Studer Community Institute board member Josh Sitton, several of Pensacola's favorite sons are joining forces to help invest in the early educational opportunities of the children of this community. Read full story

Training & Development

Do you have what it takes to be a great manager?

SCI’s session on June 13 — “Leading With Impact” by Autumn Morris of Studer Group — aimed to give leaders of all experience levels tools and techniques to be the kind of leader people want to work for. Read full story


Another story in the 2017 FSA scores

Data shows how children from 2013-2014 fared on state test in third grade

These third-graders were kindergartners in the 2013-2014 school year. That's the last school year that the state released the results of the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS). Read full story


Brain Bags: Sweet music to build a brain by

The University of West Florida donated a recording of lullaby music to the Brain Bag project. Rhythm, repetition, even the math of music, are all pieces of the puzzle of early brain development. Read full story


Operation Backpack starting up

City of Pensacola Parks Department hosting school supply drive June 1-Aug. 4

Schools out for summer, but the City of Pensacola Parks & Recreation Department already has next school year on the brain. Read full story


Youth feeding program at Carver Park this summer

The Cantonment Improvement Committee is offering a free summer feeding program for children at Carver Park Resource Center. Read full story


Seeing the PreK investment as economic development

Early learning is an investment that saves public money in the long term — something that should appeal to folks of all political stripes. Read full story

Training & Development

SCI Training: Make time work for you

More than 100 people learned how to make time work for them by attending the Studer Community Institute’s May 25 session on time management with Studer Group executive Penelope Elebash. Read full story

Training & Development

Summer course on entrepreneurship open to public

Entrepreneur Quint Studer is offering his expertise in a course at the University of West Florida. Read full story


Who will be at the Light Up Learning fundraiser?

Studer Community Institute is proud to host the Light Up Learning fundraiser on June 22 at Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Community Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read full story


P is for Pelican author helps Brain Bags’ message grow

The Brain Bag project also gives parents a lesson in early brain development before they leave the hospital, meant to help new parents learn a bit about the critical role of language and talk in the way a child's brain develops, especially in the first three years of life. Read full story