B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.S., University of Maryland
Upper Mid Class Dean, Science
Work Phone: 860-945-7831
Year Appointed: 2006
Shannon began her teaching career at Perkiomen School in Pennsylvania, where she taught biology and AP biology and served as a coach, dorm parent, and advisor to the diversity club. She spent summers teaching fast-paced high school biology at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. She brings this experience into the classroom at Taft in a range of courses, including upper level biology electives. She earned a master of chemical and life science from University of Maryland, College Park with a concentration in biology. She also taught science at the Taft Summer School.
Shannon is an active member of the National Association of Biology Teachers and part of The Galapagos Conservancy. She leads fall conditioning after six years as the girls' JV soccer coach and nine years as the assistant girls’ JV basketball coach. She is part of the Gender and PHEW committees and helps train dormitory monitors. She is head of Centennial Dormitory and now serves as a dean of the Upper Mid Class. In her downtime, Shannon enjoys being in the kitchen, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling with her husband, Chris, and daughters, Alexis, Julie, and Leah.