Degrees and Certifications:
Early Childhood Degree (Canadore College, North Bay, Ontario, Canada) Bachelor of Arts - Sociology (Nippissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada) Masters of Elementary Education (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia)
Hello and welcome to Kindergarten for the 2021/22 school year! My name is Shannon Young and I am one of the kindergarten teachers here at Peralta Trail Elementary School. Thank you for stopping by to find out a little more about our team. We are so excited to have you join our family!
I am originally from Toronto, Canada. I hold an Early Childhood Degree from Canadore College and a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Nipissing University in Northern Ontario, Canada. I also studied abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia where I received my Masters in Elementary Education. I have a strong background in teaching homeless and at risk kids in both Auckland, New Zealand and downtown Phoenix.
This will be my 12th year teaching. I spent the first 5 years in first grade teaching homeless and risk students downtown Phoenix. I then moved to AJUSD and spent a year in Kindergarten at Superstition Mountain Elementary. When SMES closed I made the move over to Peralta Trail Elementary. Kindergarten is definitely where my heart is.
A few of my favorite things:
Starbucks, moose, snowboarding, hockey (Toronto Maple Leafs and the Chicago Blackhawks), DIY and home renos, cookies, french fries, Thai food, Italian food, Indian food...ok so food in general! HA!
When I'm not teaching you'll find me spending time with my 1 year old daughter, Emerson Ryan. I love to be in the kitchen baking something yummy, crafting, sewing, or watching hockey! I am married to an incredible fellow teacher. Mr. Young teaches 2nd grade here at PTES! In addition to Emerson, we also have a crazy Siamese cat named Asia!
If you ever need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Grow, Respect, Overcome, Work, and Lead