What are your roots?

Originally from Delaware County born and raised and still living here.  Love being close to my family and friends.  I went to Cardinal O’Hara High School.  During college, I lived in state college for 5 years #weare! 

What are you currently teaching? 

I am a High School Special Education Multi-Disabilities Teacher. Previous I did life skills at the high school level. I am certified Special-Education K-12 and Reading Specialist K-12.

What is your favorite part of teaching?

I love that it is different with every student.  Seeing growth and progress and having fun with the growth.  One goal I have accomplished is life skills with my students and seeing the leaps and bounds are so encouraging.

What is something you do every day? 

Drink iced coffee. Dunkin donuts. Every morning. Yes – even in the winter. It starts my day and I look forward to it when I wake up!

What are some of your hobbies outside of teaching and tutoring?

I love binge watching tv shows, keeping up with educational blogs and social media for educators.  I love to explore Philadelphia and try new restaurants.   Currently, my favorite is trying different Mexican hot spots with friends in the city.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I Would love to go to Ireland – actually have a trip there planned!  Spring break, Ireland, 2020.  I have friends who live there and we will be exploring the countryside together.  I Love to travel.  Some of the best places I’ve been are Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy.

Do you have a family tradition you’d like to share?

YES!  We do something called a “family stocking event”. It has been going on for 75 years (way before I was around)!  Every year, the night before Christmas, we have a 7 foot stocking hanging up and someone dresses up as Santa and pull out gag gifts.  And its dramatic and tons of laughs. It has grown so much over the years as now my grandparents have 13 GREAT grandchildren.

Who is your role model?

My dad, he has just always been so proud of me, number one fan. He loves what I do and respects every decision along the way.

What advice do you have for kids struggling at school?

It will always get better.  If you are struggling with a concept – ask for help. If it’s social problem – it will get better.  Educators are here to help, we are here for you!

Shannon is an Elementary, Middle, and High School tutor on our team, as well as certified in teaching special education at various levels. She is a proud graduate of THE Pennsylvania State University where she earned both her Bachelor’s Degree as well as her Master’s Degree. Shannon implements plans using the explicit instructional strategies and demonstrates incredible classroom management.  In college Shannon was a part of her school’s THON committee, where she raised money to battle childhood cancer during one of the largest student run philanthropies in the country. 

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