My name is Maci Shannon and I am so excited to teach fifth grade at Eanes Elementary! I attended Eanes back when it was a K-2 school and it was my wonderful second grade teacher Mrs. Albers who inspired me to become a teacher.
I graduated from Westlake High School where I was active in basketball, dance, Teen Teaching, (with Mrs. Hudgins!) and lacrosse. During my senior year of high school I was voted, "Most likely to be a kindergarten teacher!"
I attended McMurry University and in 2003, I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. In 2005, I received my Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in instructional technology from Baylor University.
This will be my fourteenth year teaching, and my first year teaching fifth grade. Prior to fifth grade, I taught second grade for five years, third grade for seven years, and I spent one year as a technology applications teacher. My certifications are for first-sixth grade, English as a Second Language and also Gifted and Talented. I was honored to be named Eanes Elementary's Educator of the Year and Eanes ISD's District Educator of the year last year!
My goal is to build a safe community within our classroom where we can learn and grow together! I strive to make sure all students know they are cared for, they have a voice in our classroom, and they matter!
My husband Joseph is an electrical engineer with Advanced Micro Devices, and we've been married for ten years. He also attended Eanes Elementary! We have a sweet five year old daughter named Hailey who is a kindergartner at Eanes. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, reading, shoe shopping, listening to podcasts, running, and yoga.