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tutor Shannon

Shannon: English

English Tutor

Background
I am transgender and non binary, I use they/them pronouns. I am in my 4th year of teaching. I currently teach High School English, but for my previous 3 years I taught middle school ELA. Before moving into the teaching role I worked as a paraprofessional in the same middle school I started teaching at a few years later. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri St. Louis. I got into teaching in a more unconventional manner, I have learned as I have gone while using the tiered licensure system and taking graduate level education classes.

Free Time
I love spending time with my furballs. My cat’s name is Sebastian and my dog’s name is Puck. Exploring the outdoors with my pup is one of my favorite pastimes. I love playing sports casually in the spring/summer time. I love, love, love to read! I am also an artist, writer and activist. Finally I love to hang out with my friends and love to play board games.

Goals
 One of the main reasons I got into education was to connect and be there for students. I did not always have that with my teachers and I wanted to be that for my students. Relationships are so important in education. I want to help students become the amazing humans they will be. I am constantly inspired by my students.

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