Phone: ext. 8637
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts, Spanish Language Arizona State University 2012 Bachelor of Science in Education World Language K-12 University of Wisconsin-Madison 2008
Mrs. Shannon Takawaki
The difference between learning and memorization is connection. Connecting a student's interests and skills to new information helps them retain the information and foster life long learning. Studying a language is also all about building connections; connecting students to a whole other culture. I love to help my students find something they enjoy about Spanish. Maybe it's connecting their love of art to making papel picado, or applying their confidence in math to grammar formulas. World languages encompass all skills and academic content so every student can find something that engages them. I love inspiring learners who are interested in the vast world around them and continue that interest into high school and beyond.