I am Shanna Freeman, sixth grade Language and Literature teacher at Merrill. This is my twenty-second year in education, a majority of those years have been teaching sixth grade. I received my bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa and my master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas.
I live in Ankeny with my husband, our two daughters and our Labrador puppy. In my spare time, I love spending time with family and friends, vacationing anywhere near water, going for motorcycle rides with my husband and getting lost in a good book.
Some of my favorite things about teaching are watching my students’ minds grow, the challenges that come each day with teaching middle school and the fact that no day is ever the same.
I look forward to a year filled with personal and academic growth, fun and exciting learning and the pleasure of serving my students in their education.
I believe communication and a partnership between school and home is essential for a child’s success. Therefore, I welcome your questions and concerns throughout the year (Shanna.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Sixth Grade Daily Planner:
My name is Kristin Vogel and I have been teaching middle school since 2003. I attended Merrill as a student and liked it so much that I came back as a teacher. After attending Iowa State, I received my master’s in education and continue to take classes as a life-long learner. I enjoy traveling with my family, am passionate about reading & giving book recommendations, and I just ran my first marathon to celebrate turning 40.
Please check this link to see all the great things we are doing in room 118. I look forward to an amazing year!