My name is Shanon, and I'm the face behind We Are Better Together! This is my 21st year in education. Most of my teaching career has been in first grade (my true happy place), but I have also taught middle school ELA (4 years), worked at the district level as a technology facilitator, I was an administrator for 1 1/2 years, and I am now back at the school board working with teachers to help incorporate technology into their classrooms to make it relevant, engaging, and useful!
I started We Are Better Together formerly OCD in First, then OCD in Elementary, back in 2013. My love of creating resources for my classroom got me started on this path, and has also kept me connected. My goal has always been to create things so you don't have to - allowing teachers time to spend with their families. I love creating, so for me - this is an outlet. I love knowing that I'm helping teachers out there get their life back! As rewarding as teaching is, it is also very demanding. I'm happy that I can help other teachers in some small way.
I love hands-on activities, and anything I can do to make things eye-appealing and cute, I'll do. It makes me happy!
I have received over $25,000 in grants along with winning a Promethean board, a set of Activexpressions, and a set of Activotes. I've been blessed!
BA in Ed 1st - 8th and Masters in leadership.
I have been married for 28 years and have three wonderful children. My oldest is a geologist for the Army Core of Engineers. I also have twins that are 23. Courtney graduated in Informatics and ran Blogs Fit for a Queen for several years, but is now focusing on her full-time job. Jeremy spent five years in college, and is now working on his electrical apprenticeship. I'm very proud of all three!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Specialty), Other, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Robotics, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Handwriting, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community