Shebaniah has been in the field of education for 24 years. He has worked in various aspects of public K-12 education. Currently, Shebaniah has been the Executive Director at 21st Century Preparatory School, in Racine, WI the past 5 years. Prior to this, he has worked in Kenosha Unified School District in various roles. Those roles included principal of Grant Elementary, assistant principal at Tremper High School, dean of students at Indian Trail Academy, dean of students and teacher at Lincoln Middle School. He began his career in education as Parent Liaison and Gang Prevention Specialist at the Lincoln Center, Kenosha WI in 1997.
Over his 24 years in education, Shebaniah has been active in the community going beyond the walls of the school. He believes in bridging the gap between school and the real world, making education a partnership between the school, home and the community. He is currently a member of the Wisconsin State ACT Council and Racine Community Health Center board of directors. He is Co-coordinator of the Mahone Fund Scholarship Committee and Power Up committee. Shebaniah is also a member of the State Superintendent Equity Council.
In college he was elected to Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities 1996 and 1997. In May 2015 he received the Phi Kappa Delta Distinguished Leadership in Education Award. Under his leadership, Grant Elementary became a Title 1 School of Recognition for Beating the Odds 2 years in a row, 2016-17 and 2017-18. Shebaniah was awarded the Signature Award by the Mahone Fund in 2018 with the name of the award being changed to the Shebaniah B. Muhammad Signature Award. Shebaniah’s biggest honor and proudest moment is being a father to his daughter, Leah.