Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Staff Spotlight: Ms. Shannon

Let me introduce you to TLS's very own "Baby Whisperer". Shannon started as a middler teacher with The Little School when we opened in 2005. She founded the baby room in 2007, and not only created a niche, but has made an amazing home for the infants in her impeccable care. Simply put, there is nobody like Shannon. She has been the very foundation of our infant program, and continues to be a TLS rock. When I made the challenging decision to go back to work, it was made substantially lighter because I knew my baby would be cared for by one of the very best in the business. She is like a baby encyclopedia, and practically oozing with love for the kids in her charge. A Hillsborough native, she is also the mother of 2 boys, Jacob and Dylan. Shannon's spectacular cakes are also one of The Little School's best kept secrets. I asked her a few questions:

* What is your happiest childhood memory/what makes it so special?
I stayed with my Grandma whenever and however long I could.  We had the best time just being together.  There are are so many memories I have with her.  My favorite memory would have to be of us standing on the front porch watching it snow and throwing bread out to the birds.  

* What did you want to be when you were 12 years old?
A mom, teacher and an architect.  What a combination!

* What would you listen to if you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life?
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

* What's your favorite tree and/or what is your favorite flower? (Why?)
Weeping Willow- Love the shape and size this beautiful tree grows to be.
 Calla Lily- By far my most favorite flower.  It was my wedding flower.  I love the simple beauty of them.

* If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Live a life full of possibility and always dream big.

* What do you value and/or hold most dear at TLS?
The wonderful children I have had the pleasure to meet.  They have brought much laughter and happiness to my life.


  1. October 6, 2011- Of course my husband and I were nervous leaving our 3 month old with practically a stranger, luckily that stranger was the most caring and loving teacher! Shannon made my transition back to work/school a success!! Her classroom is warm and inviting, perfect for infants (and their parents). I could not have selected a better teacher to welcome my family to TLS.

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