Shannon has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, a M.S. from the University of Colorado, and completed post-graduate training at both Harvard and Columbia universities. Past teaching roles have included Grades K, 1, & 2 as a classroom teacher, learning support and literacy specialist, MakerSpace facilitator, and Information & Learning Technologist. She's been teaching since 2005, and has experience working in schools both in the USA and abroad: Rome, Italy; Dubai, UAE; Jeju-do, South Korea; and Virginia and Colorado, domestically.
Her passions are reading, STEM, and traveling, as she's visited over 50+ countries, 5 oceans, and all 7 continents. Shannon believes in providing students with first-hand learning experiences because children learn best by doing, inquiring about, exploring, and creating. She strives to help all her students develop the academic, professional, and information literacy skills and knowledge needed to be a happy and productive citizen of the 21st century. As Shannon puts it, "Children deserve constant reminding they each have the ability to make an impact on our world!"
Shannon is vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.