Faculty, El Centro
Shawn Terry began teaching for the Respiratory Care program in 2015 as an adjunct faculty instructor and joined the program as a full-time instructor in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in visual art studies and a minor in education from the University of North Texas and an Associate of Applied Science degree in the field of respiratory care from El Centro. He holds professional licenses and certifications as a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and respiratory care practitioner (RCP) from the state of Texas.
Shawn has been working since 2013 as a respiratory care practitioner for the Parkland Health and Hospital System, where he takes care of patients in the adult general care areas and adult intensive care units (ICUs). He particularly enjoys working in the Surgical-Trauma ICU and Neuro ICU using respiratory therapist-driven ventilator protocols. He is a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC). He is also CPR certified in basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS).