Shawn Coats, M.Ed.
Franchise Owner and College Planner
Shawn Coats is a Class 101 Certified College Planner with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. As an undergraduate at the University of San Diego, Shawn earned a graduate level Paralegal Certification in Business and Real Estate Law, a B.A. in Political Science, and a minor in Educational Leadership.
For the last seven years, Shawn worked as a high school Assistant Principal creating individualized educational career action plans and has guided over 1100 students with their postsecondary planning. She firmly believes there is immeasurable value in mentoring high school students with their college process. Not only does mentoring the student help parents maintain their relationship with their child, but it also saves them money through increasing scholarship awards and avoids students selecting a university that does not fit their interest.
Passionate about helping young adults plan for their future, Shawn volunteers on scholarship committees and participates in several community service organizations all while raising three very active teenagers with her husband.
While helping her oldest son navigate the college admission process, several other families reached out to Shawn for advice. This prompted her to research college planning services, and after an entire year of exploration, she purchased a Class 101 franchise because they offer the most comprehensive college planning services at a price point a family can easily afford.
Phone: (480) 428-0101
“Mrs. Coats, you are a truly fabulous woman. I would be lost if not for your limitless guidance and advice; and you do it with a covetable grace and loving authenticity! I am scared for the years to come without you, but at least I know other high school students will benefit from your skills. It’s all been worth it!”
“Mrs. Coats helped me plan for my future education (college), apply, register for classes, and process financial aid. She also helped me build my ethics, morals, showed me how to never give up, and taught me to exceed in everything I do.”
“My experience with Class 101 was really good, they’ll breakdown what you’re struggling on and help you improve it. It worked for me and I went up 5 points on my ACT. I couldn’t be more pleased.”