"I have known Shannon as a parent and as a colleague. All three of my own children had her as their 1st grade teacher and loved her for her enthusiasm, her creativity and for the fun she brought to their learning. She is a teacher who cares deeply about her students and makes the extra effort to know every one of them as learners and as children. Shannon's wide range of skill sets, including expertise in Orton-Gillingham techniques, in yoga and mindfulness training for children and as an elementary classroom teacher with 17 years of experience, allows her to reach each child in ways that help him or her to build on strengths and develop strategies for aspects of learning that are challenging. I highly recommend her for her energy, dedication, and care for student learning."

            Elizabeth Grumbach
            4th Grade Teacher 
            Moses Brown School
            Providence, RI

"Shannon is a unique gift to the world of elementary school education. Having been a colleague of Shannon's, and having known her throughout her 17 years as a teacher, I know her to be an outstanding educator. She is unfailingly committed to the needs of each individual child she teaches, ensuring that every student reaches her/his potential academically, socially, and emotionally. Shannon communicates openly and honestly with the families of her students and always makes time for their questions and concerns. Her dedication to, and genuine love of, teaching is extraordinary."

         Melissa Bennett

         2nd Grade Teacher

         Pine Point School


"As Shannon's colleague, it was delightful to get to teach students who had come through her class.  At the mere mention of her name students beamed with delight, nostalgically reminiscing about her classroom energy, her enthusiasm for reading, and her infectious laughter. When I personally get to witness Shannon in action, it is no surprise her former students express such fond memories because her classroom overflows with her joyful passion to recognize each child's needs and do everything possible to foster their personal and intellectual development."
         Maureen Nagle
         Middle School English Teacher
         Moses Brown School
         Providence, RI

"I have know Shannon for almost 15 years. She was colleague of mine at Nashoba Brooks School and later at Moses Brown. I can attest to the passion, love, and care that Shannon brings to her teaching. She is meticulous in her planning and is devoted to getting to know each child as an individual learner. Utilizing her vast repertoire, Shannon is able design a unique educational experience for a student and ensure his/her progress. And she does all of this with warmth and humor that make students feel comfortable and enjoy learning. Shannon is a gem!"
       Elizabeth Lantz
       Upper School History Teacher
       Moses Brown School
       Providence, RI