About Shannon...
Position: Spanish Teacher, Coach-Girls' Volleyball
Room: D209
Phone: 480-424-8889
Email: Shannon

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¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to Señor Shannon's Spanish 1 Class

My Education and Professional Background

I am originally from Syracuse, New York. I received a BA from Niagara University in Elementary Education and Spanish. Upon completing my undergraduate education I took a Spanish teaching position in the Penn Yan Central School District. While teaching in Penn Yan, I taught Spanish 1, 2 and 3. I also coached JV and 8th grade girls lacrosse, and was a class advisory. After spending 4 year teaching in Penn Yan, I moved to Arizona to teach Spanish 1 at Fremont and Smith Junior High Schools. In 2010 I moved to Combs Middle School to teach Exploratory Spanish, Introduction to Spanish and Spanish 1. I spent 6 years at Combs Middle school, where I had several leadership roles and coached Girls Volleyball and Boys Basketball. I have spent the last 5 years at Perry High School where I have taught Spanish 1 and Spanish 2. During that time I was able to coach JV Girls' Basket ball and Volleyball for boys and girls at the Freshman level. Now, I am excited to get started here at ACP!

My Educational Philosophy

Winston Churchill once said, Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue is what counts. This is the approach that I take to education. No matter what you do as a student, professional or person you have to have the courage to give it a try. You may not get it the first time around and that is absolutely okay. Not everything that we do, we will understand and be successful the first time that we try it. Many thing take time and practice for us to be successful, but be sure you are willing to continue to keep trying. When you do not find success you have an opportunity to learn what you need to do to become successful. Focus and work hard on the things that you need to do and you will find success.

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