Dear Parents and Students,
My name is Shannon and I have been teaching for 16 years. My initial training was done in Oxford, England as a classical actress. I was directed and mentored by Sir Ben Kingsley. I hold an honors undergraduate double major in English
. My M.A. is in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology
. I am an ABD (all but dissertation) PhD candidate and expect to complete my dissertation by 2014. I have made my living as a professional actress, director, writer and educator - I am considered one of the best theatre
teachers in Milwaukee and have taught for just about every arts organization
here. I have also taught pre-school through continuing education adults. As a public school teacher, I have coached forensics and debate, taught reading
, creative writing, middle school humanities and math
I have followed my bliss by studying, performing, directing, creating and teaching stories for my entire life. My passion is for the classics
: I can make Shakespeare sing for you, or the gods of Euripides come alive. I have studied religious traditions from around the world and love to inspire my students to see the connections between each and all people.
As an emerging specialist in my field, I received the Christine Downing Fellowship at OPUS Archives in CA and was invited to participate in the Mythic Classroom Forum with the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
Learn how the arts and sciences are in conversation, not competition, why education is vital to healthy psyches, and why your work, your voice is valuable and important. You, in your journey and even in your struggle now, are just where you should be. You are not just a student, you are a hero on a great adventure!
The path of a hero requires places where you stumble and need to ask for help. This is how you will learn the mettle from which you are made. I look forward to helping you re-vision yourself.