Hi Shannon, tell us a little about your passions outside of work.
I'm very adventurous and love exploring this world! I've sailed oceans, surfed waves, climbed mountains, hiked trails, kayaked rivers, explored caves, rappelled cliffs, and just about anything else you can imagine. Except bungee—for some reason the thought of that freaks me out! I’m also a published author of Young Adult fiction and travel quite a bit speaking at book festivals, schools, and signing books.
What is your role at CMASAS?
I am a Personalized Education Coach, and I also teach High School Mathematics and Creative Writing.
What drew you to work in education?
I fell into the field of Education quite by mistake. I was a few years out of college and went to a Teacher Recruitment Fair with a friend just to see, and I ended up being offered a job running a school computer lab. While I enjoyed running the lab, my passion was to teach math. So I went back to school and got a second degree that would allow me to do so. Fast forward twenty years and I’ve now taught math at the Middle School, High School, and College level. I love everything about math, but mostly I love breaking it down into relatable and understandable material that a student can grasp. There is nothing better than when that proverbial light bulb goes off in a student’s head. It is so rewarding when that happens!
What would you want someone unfamiliar with CMASAS to know about the school?
I’m fairly new to CMASAS but I am continually impressed and amazed at the student commitment, the parent support, and the faculty and staff rapport. It is a family environment where we truly want and work for success. In my many years of teaching, I have learned that every student is unique. At CMASAS we accept and encourage that uniqueness and we work toward personalizing courses to help every student succeed in meeting their academic goals.
How can parents and students contact you?