‘Be Golden’ Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Shannon Davis

Be Golden Teacher of the Week: Mrs. Shannon Davis

The “Be Golden” award is a new faculty and staff recognition program at the high school.

This award is given weekly by a faculty/staff member to another faculty/staff member. Whoever receives the trophy on Friday is responsible for awarding it to someone else the following week. The only criteria are to give it to someone who has done something to make the school a better place.

“With the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative in our school, we want to not only recognize students for being golden but staff members as well,” said Shannon Davis, the award program coordinator. “This is a way to personally thank people we work with every day, but don’t always have the chance to show them how much they are appreciated.”    

Last week the award went to Mrs. Jessica Anderson.

She chose to give the award to Mrs. Shannon Davis.

Mrs. Anderson’s Quote:

“Shannon Davis is the recipient of the first Be GOLDEN award of 2019.  Shannon is an incredible teacher and the devotion she displays for her students and Tyrone is evident to everyone she comes into contact with.  She is dedicated to making sure all her students make academic, social, and independent living skill progress.  She creates real-life teaching opportunities for students to generalize their learning outside of the classroom.  Her students regularly volunteer in elementary classrooms reading and act as peer mentors.  Along with a fellow teacher, she recently supervised another amazingly delicious Christmas dinner for faculty and staff.  As an active member of the PBIS committee, Shannon has stepped up to organize activities including the Snowball and the Be Golden Award.  She understands the importance of making connections with her students.  When given any task or assignment (some this year have been EXTREMELY DIFFICULT) she has maintained a positive attitude and communicated effectively with parents.  Her passion for teaching and learning is contagious, which is why I am nominating her for the Be Golden Award.”

The Eagle Eye interviewed Mrs. Davis about being this week’s award winner:

Eagle Eye: What encouraged you to become a teacher?

Shannon Davis: “I always loved working with kids! I started out babysitting in high school and then once I entered college I did observations in a few schools. After that, I knew wanted to do something that involved helping others.”

EE: What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

SD: “I enjoy watching my students grow socially and academically. This is by far the most rewarding job. The students are our future and I love being a part of that!”

EE: Is this your dream job? If not, what is?

SD: “I honestly cannot see myself doing anything else. When you can wake up every day and look forward to going to work, then that’s a great occupation to be in!”