Who is Shannon? She teaches English, Drama, Washington History. But what else do we know?
What I most love about having Shannon as my core teacher is the positivity she spreads around the school to her students and to coworkers. I couldn’t not imagine having Shannon as a teacher: she lifts my mood up if I’m having a bad day, and is a teacher I can talk to and trust with all my heart. I can tell that Shannon genuinely cares about each and every one of her students and wants them to exceed in everything they do and help them to the road to success, no matter how long or winding that road may be. On behalf of the staff at Henderson Pawz, welcome to Henderson Bay Shannon!
Favorite Movie? Business Bride
Favorite music? Jazz & Blues
Favorite Book? To Kill a Mockingbird
Three words that describe you? Optimistic, Kind & Strong
Hobbies: Kayaking & Reading
Best memory from when you were in high school? Being in plays at school
Where did you attend high school? Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park, Colorado
What college did you graduate? Northern Arizona University
What caused you to become a teacher? I had to. It is like I have always been a teacher. I used to play school with my animals when I was little.
Why Henderson? I have worked with alternate students before and usually enjoyed it.
What do you enjoy most about Henderson? Students are the you here, that is not always the focus of other high schools.
What is your main goal for this year? I want to have fun as well as improved skills.
Who was your all time favorite teacher and why? Mrs. Dolan my 9th & 10th grade English teacher. She was quite a character and really cared about us.
Can you share anything on your bucket list? Go to Salem & New England in the fall
What else should we know about you? I love teaching :)
Follow Up Questions:
What drew you to the Gig Harbor area? What do you most like about Gig Harbor?
I like that we've got land and we're out of the city and in the country.
Have you always lived in Washington? If not, what other place(s) have you lived?
I was born in Los Angeles, lived there until twelve years old, moved to Woodland Park, went to Arizona, Dublin, Ireland and then Washington.
Why do you like teaching high school students?
I enjoy the high school age and their ideas, and have more patience with them than adults.