Hello! My name is Jody Shaughnessy. I am proud to say that this is my 20th year teaching in Kannapolis City Schools and my 6th year at Fred L. Wilson. I previously taught for 14 years at Shady Brook Elementary. I love teaching reading and working with the world's best students and teachers! Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have questions or concerns .
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Reading from the State University College at Buffalo. In addition, I am certified to teach AIG and Exceptional Children. I have earned National Board Certification in the area of Early and Middle Childhood Literacy.
"One of the most important things a teacher can do is to send the pupil home in the afternoon liking himself just a little bit better than when he came in in the morning." - Ernest Melby
Each day I strive to live by this quote. I want my students to know that they are loved, respected, and safe each day at school. My goal is help them grow into lifelong learners. I believe that all students can learn and if they are having difficulties it because I have not found the "avenue" to help them. I will continue to adapt and change my instruction until I find what works for that child.