Shannon Lenz Guidotti
B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.S., University of Maryland
Upper Mid Class Dean, Biology
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 recently earned a master of chemical and life science from University of Maryland, College Park with a concentration in biology. She also teaches science at the Taft Summer School
Shannon is an active member of the National Association of Biology Teachers and the CT Valley Independent School Science Teacher Association. She serves as the head coach of the JV girls’ soccer team and assistant girls’ JV basketball coach. She is part of the Gender and Environmental Policies committees and helps train dormitory monitors. She lives in HDT and now serves as dean of the Uppermid Class. In her downtime, Shannon enjoys being in the kitchen, spending time with her friends and family, and traveling with her husband, Chris.