Mamatha Shankar envisioned a high school for students with learning differences that would enrich their learning, hone their talents, and open new opportunities. Watching her daughter reach her full potential through a supportive middle school education, Mamatha was determined to find a school that would continue this growth, thereby taking on the challenge of co-founding Compass High School. Passionate about education, Mamatha is very engaged in the schools that her three children attend. In addition to being an active volunteer and room parent, Mamatha has been involved in development activities for many years.
Prior to starting a family, Mamatha was a department manager for a large retailer, where she was responsible for all operational aspects, including marketing, managing inventory, and resource planning. Following this, she worked for a communications startup in a customer support role. Mamatha has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State University and currently works as an Operations Manager at a solar start-up.