Ms. Shannon WestKindergarten Teacher
My name is Mrs. Shannon West, formerly Ms. Blackburn. I graduated from Radford University with a Master’s degree in early childhood education and a concentration in special education. I am dually licensed and certified to teach pre-kindergarten through third grade as well as special education from birth through age five.
Though Virginia is home to me, most of my life was spent abroad. During my travels I gained a wealth of cultural experience which I employ in my classroom. I strive to create an atmosphere that embraces diversity, encourages exploration, and allows children to grow, have fun and feel free to develop their personalities. Most of all, I am passionate about reaching each child with Christ’s message and helping them develop their own personal relationship with Him.
My ultimate goal is to foster a lasting love of learning in children and a love for God that propels them towards bright futures.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart; you shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” – Deuteronomy 6:5-7