Mrs. Shannon Cauley was appointed in 2013 to serve as the District 7 representative on the Baldwin County Board of Education. District 7 incorporates all of Spanish Fort, parts of Loxley, and Silverhill. In 2016, she was elected to her first full term. Mrs Cauley has proudly served as Vice Chair and Chair of the BCBE. Mrs. Cauley also serves as the District 1 Director for the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) representing Baldwin, Brewton, Chickasaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Saraland, Satsuma, Thomasville, Washington, the Alabama School of Math and Science, as well as the newly-formed Gulf Shores school system. Through AASB, Mrs. Cauley has served on various committees promoting public education across the state.
Mrs. Cauley has been an active volunteer in the Spanish Fort community, particularly in support of public education. Mrs. Cauley has served in PTA leadership positions for multiple Spanish Fort schools and is an active board member of the Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation (SFEEF).
Mrs. Cauley and her family have been residents of Spanish Fort since 2000. Both of her children have attended Spanish Fort Schools. Her son is a member of the SFHS Class of 2017 and her daughter is a member of the SFHS Class of 2019.