Shannon M.

  • Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • Near New York

Shannon has a Bachelor’s in Applied Linguistics from CUNY Queens College and an MBA from McGill University. She has a wide array of teaching experience in all core subjects ranging from grades K-12. Shannon spent 5 years teaching in Japan in all subject areas, particularly focused on English Language Learners. She has experience developing curriculum for the private school network, has taught visual arts at the YMCA, and is fluent in Japanese.

Teaching Philosophy

Shannon wants her students to be active, engaged, and directing their own learning and discovery. She incorporates all kinds of activities including movement, manipulatives, art, and music to make learning fun and accommodate various learning styles. Her four main rules are to be honest, be respectful, be responsible, and be caring; she treats her class as a community and a team and focuses on the social/emotional development of her students in addition to academics.

How it works

What is Schoolhouse?

We started SchoolHouse with the intention of helping people start microschools because we saw that it was a better way to learn. That’s been our focus from the beginning and we’ve built the team with that purpose.

We are a team of teachers, school leaders and parents who are simply school nerds. We want to build the best schools in the world, only smaller and in your home..

Teacher Screening Process

We screen and vet every teacher thoroughly and accept between 5-7% of applicants. This is to ensure a high quality education across every SchoolHouse school.

We recruit teachers from a variety of backgrounds including private, public, and charter schools. We interview and offer competitive packages and small class sizes to attract top professionals.

Regarding Covid-19

Safety is our highest priority, for your family, the students we work with, and the teacher. We ask all teachers to follow all CDC, state, and local guidelines as it relates to COVID. Beyond that, we have all families and teacher in a pod agree on certain health guidelines and COVID protocols at the beginning of the pod so that there is not any ambiguity about what is expected.