Mrs. Shaughnessy

Hello My Name Is...

Jody Shaughnessy



Hello!  My name is Jody Shaughnessy.  I am proud to say that this is my 22nd year teaching in Kannapolis City Schools and my 8th 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.  

Educational Philosophy/Vision:
"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.