Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English M.A. English M.A. Teaching
Shannon Kearney, English Teacher
Hello . . . My name is Shannon Kearney and this is my 16th year teaching English in the St. Paul Public Schools. This is my 6th year teaching at Johnson and I am having a fantastic time getting to know the students in my English classes. I am also very excited about being the AVID Elective teacher this year and know that AVID is going to be fantastic for our students at Johnson High School!
As far back that I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. I come from a long line of English teachers in my family and can't imagine doing anything else. My grandfather taught English, as did my father, and now I have the privilege of doing the same. I find it extremely rewarding working with students as they improve their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills throughout the year. My goal is that all students will leave my class at the end of the year with the skills that they will need to succeed in their next level of learning.
When I have free time, there are many things that I like to do. Of course, I do love to read, so this is probably my favorite activity. I also love to make cards, play board games with friends and family, cook, and hang at the park with my dog Stanley.