Originally from Ojai, California, Mrs. Shannen Hemmel graduated with honors from Westminster Choir College with a Bachelor in Music degree (Emphasis: Music Education and Piano), and Rider University with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Since then, she taught music (PreK-12) in public and private schools in three states for a variety of music subjects. She is currently teaching elementary General Music at St. Paul School in Princeton. Shannen has taught piano and other musical subjects privately since 2006, and has worked as the Minister of Music at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Ringoes since 2011. She has premiered works as a pianist and conductor. Shannen was a Division I Diver, a Two-Time All-American Athlete, and is currently coaching the dive team at the West Windsor-Plainsboro high schools. For nearly a decade, she was a professional High Diver who performed at theme parks in the USA and Japan.