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EMILY DAWSON, Co-Director

MPNS-EmilyMs. Emily has been working at MPNS for over 10 years! Emily grew up in Malibu (on the Pepperdine campus), and graduated from Pepperdine as an Art major in 2000. The wonderful murals on our buildings are mostly the product of Emily’s talents. She has completed her Early Childhood units at UCLA extension. Emily is mom to teenagers Phoenix and Mason, and the family lives, along with their little dog Gizmo & big dog Cali, in nearby Seminole Springs. Fun Fact: This is not the first place at which Miss Emily & Miss Shannon have worked together. They both spent many years working at Malibu Yogurt!

SHANNON DUNN, Co-Director

MPNS-ShanMs. Shannon grew up in Monte Nido and at Malibu Presbyterian Church. After she graduated from Colorado Christian College we lured her back here to teach. She met her husband, Joel, at Forest Home camp, fell in love, and married him in 2009. Joel is the Youth Director at Malibu Presbyterian Church & they are both so pleased to be a part of the Malibu Pres. family and Malibu community. Shannon is currently working on her Masters of Theology at Fuller Seminary because she loves school!  Shannon and Joel are parents to two girls: Penelope who attends MPNS and Paisley who can't wait to be old enough to attend net year!