Teacher Spotlight- 2nd Grade Meet Shannon Borland. Mrs. Borland grew up in Springdale and attended Lee Elementary, Southwest Jr. High, and graduated from Springdale High School. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Arkansas. This will be her 17th year to teach in Springdale and her 11th year at Shaw. She taught at Shaw for 9 years before moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After living up north for 2 years, she returned home and found herself back at the best school ever. “There’s no place like home, and there’s no place like Shaw!” When Mrs. Borland isn’t in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her husband, four daughters, and new grand-daughter, Caroline. She also loves watching her girls on the soccer field, traveling, football, playing games, coffee, the Razorbacks, and hanging out with friends. “I am looking forward to meeting my new students and beginning our second grade adventure.”
Teacher Spotlight- 2nd Grade Meet Jamie Smithpeters! Mrs. Smithpeters grew up in Springdale and attended Westwood Elementary, Southwest JH, & Springdale High school. She received her teaching degree from the University of Arkansas. She and her husband Brian have two kids, Hunter and Raeghan. This is Mrs. Smithpeters’ 13th year at Shaw! She taught 4th grade for 2 yrs and is beginning her 10th year in 2nd grade, which she considers her “sweet spot”. “My moto is that the kids in my class don’t care what I know, until they know I care. Therefore, building relationships with my students and their families is a priority, before I can teach them.” In her free time, she loves traveling, spending time with her family, binge watching Netflix, and reading. “I can’t wait to start another exciting year! There is so much to learn and fun to have while doing it!”
Teacher Spotlight- 2nd Grade Meet Kerry Boles! Ms. Boles graduated from the University of Arkansas and this begins her 16th year of teaching. She has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade and has loved them all! Ms. Boles loves forming lifelong relationships with her students and their families. She recognizes the importance of celebrating the uniqueness of each student. Her #1 goal is to make sure every student feels safe and loved in her classroom. Ms. Boles has a 3 year old daughter, Nellie, who will be attending Pre-k this year! In her spare time, Ms. Boles loves reading, traveling, shopping, and going to the movies. “I am so excited to meet my new students! It’s going to be a great year!”
Teacher Spotlight- 3rd Grade Meet Madison Cunningham. Miss Cunningham is originally from Rogers, Arkansas. She graduated with her Masters from from the University of Arkansas in 2017. This will be her 3rd year teaching at Shaw, but she is looking forward to new adventures as she moves from 4th to 3rd grade! Miss Cunningham is passionate about engaging students in learning and cheering them on to reach their full potential! In Miss Cunningham's free time, she likes to be with friends and family, spend time outside, travel (she just returned from Italy!), exercise, and read. She also worked at Camp War Eagle for 7 years and is a true camp counselor at heart! "I am so excited to begin this year with my new 3rd grade friends!"
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Be looking for information to come home soon about our Summer Library! It is going to be GREAT!