Degrees and Certifications:
University of North Texas BBA 1994 Core Subjects 4-8 ESL Supplemental 4-8
My name is Shannon West and this is my fifth year as a full-time teacher. After many years of substitute teaching, and an additional year of coursework (I originally earned a BBA in Human Resources), I earned my certification in the Spring of 2017. I am thrilled to be teaching 7th grade English/Language Arts/Reading (ELAR) here at Frank Tejeda Middle School!
I have 3 daughters who have grown up in NEISD. Bethany is a sophomore at International School of the Americas (ISA) after completing 9 years of dual language education at Steubing Ranch ES and Bradley MS. Anna was a Tejeda Timberwolf and is now attending MY alma mater, the University of North Texas. GO MEAN GREEN! Katie recently graduated from Emory University and is now living in Baltimore, Maryland serving with Americorps/Literacy Labs. All 3 of my girls attended Steubing Ranch Elementary - love our Spurs family AND the International School of the Americas - love our Globie family! We are extremely grateful for the opportunities NEISD has provided!
San Antonio has been our home for 20+ years. Although I grew up in the Midwest, and went to high school and college in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. We love road trips whenever we can get out of town - I have visited 42 of the 50 states! I am a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan and love cheering for the Spurs. Deep water aerobics is my favorite exercise, and I enjoy long walks at city parks (Hardberger, Eisenhower and Comanche Lookout are my faves). Coffee makes me happy. Chocolate makes me happier.
Fun fact: I am a fourth generation teacher! My mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother were all educators and I am proud to follow in their footsteps.
1st - CONFERENCE
2nd/3rd - ELAR BLOCK
4th - ELAR Honors
5th/6th - ELAR BLOCK
7th - AIM
8th - AIM
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS
OPEN DOOR tutoring
- Thursday afternoons
- Friday mornings
- other times available by appointment
- Monday afternoons PLC 7ELAR
- Tuesday mornings DROP-OFF DUTY
- Wednesday mornings STAFF MEETINGS