Elvira Shamonova was born on 24 August 1960.
1982: graduated from the Far Eastern Kuibyshev Polytechnic Institute, majoring in Mining Engineer-Geophysicist.
1999: took professional retraining course ‘Management in Education’ at Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University.
2017: took professional retraining course ‘Pedagogical Education: Physics Teacher’.
1982: senior geophysicist, Artemovsky logging squad, Primorsky geophysical party.
1982–1992: geophysicist, senior geophysicist, chief of geophysical squad, 1st category geophysicist, Arkogolinskaya field exploration party of Dalvostuglerazvedka trust, Kedyngan, Magadan Region.
1993–2000: teacher of supplementary education, teacher of physics, deputy director for teaching and educational work, ‘Stupeni’ lyceum in Khabarovsk.
2000–2014: Head of Stupeni lyceum in Khabarovsk.
2014–present: Director General of the Territorial State Autonomous Educational Institution ‘Territorial Education Centre’, Khabarovsk.
2012: received ‘Honorary Worker in General Education of the Russian Federation’ award.