Director of the Lawson Academy of the Arts
Office: The Lawson Academy Wing Twichell Auditorium
BA in Music, Converse College
BA in English, Converse College
MA in Teaching, Converse College
Janae O’Shields is the Assistant Director of the Lawson Academy and Director of Lawson's Fine Arts Day Camp. She has worked with the program since 2005, serving as a camp teacher and assistant director before beginning her directorship in 2008. She began working full time at the Lawson Academy in 2015 after several years as a classroom teacher. Originally from Easley, SC, Janae has always pursued an interest in the arts, participating in music, writing, theater, and visual art throughout her own pre-college years. She came to Converse in 2003 and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and music, and in 2009 with a Master of Arts degree in teaching. Janae also serves as Music Minister at Cowpens First Baptist Church.