Shawn Arena, A.A.E.
My name is Shawn Arena and I am the Lead Aerospace Magnet Teacher here at South Mountain High School. For the 2017-18 school year, I will be teaching Aeroscience, Airport Operations, and Aviation Human Factors courses
My professional background includes 30 years of airport operations and management. I am an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) and have held airport management positions at four commercial passenger airports - John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA (SNA), Phoenix Sky Harbor Interational Airport (PHX), Des Moines International Airport (DSM) in Iowa, and Redding Municipal Airport (RDD) in CA. I have also held airport manager positions at four smaller, general aviation airports - Phoenix Goodyear (GYR), and Phoenix Deer Valley (DVT) Airports, Chino Airport (CNO) in Southern California, and Benton Airpark (O85), in Northern California.
I am an Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- Worldwide Campus, instructing at the three Phoenix campus locations (Luke AFB), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA), and Sky Harbor - instructing undergraduate and graduate students in the airport management, aviation human factors, aviation legislation, and safety curriculum.