Our Principal

Phone: 313.494.8820


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Shannan Richardson

Shannan Richardson is a native Detroiter who has been a part of the Detroit Public Schools system since the age of five. She graduated from Cody High School and furthered her education at Michigan State University. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in History. Mrs. Richardson also obtained her Masters in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University. She began working for Detroit Public Schools in 1998 and has continued to work in the district since.

Mrs. Richardson has been promoted to Principal at Thurgood Marshall Elementary/Middle School this Fall 2023. She is a jewel to the DPSCD community especially at her former school, Crockett Midtown High School. Mrs. Richardson started with C.M.H.S. as a High School History Teacher, then became the Social Studies Department Head, moving on to become the first Dean of Culture at B.C.S.H and lastly Assistant Principal.  Mrs. Richardson considers it an honor to serve the staff and students. 

Welcome Mrs. Richardson to the Thurgood Marshall family!