Introducing our Academic Coordinator, Shannon Lamb

Shannon has the dual role of being the Academic Coordinator and a teacher in a Mixed Age Elementary class at Kindle Farm. She has been working at the school for 10 years! While at Kindle Farm, she received the Vermont Milkin Educator of the year award from the nation’s preeminent teacher recognition program. Shannon also took a sabbatical during the 2013-14 school year to teach English in China for a year.

As Academic Coordinator she helps to support teachers in creating interwoven content understandings, content skills, social skills and study skills opportunities in their own classrooms and across the school. Along with classroom observations and educational oversight, Shannon leads Academic and Educational Alignment meetings in order bring the school to a cohesive vision. Shannon’s most recent project has her partnering with teams of teachers to create a dedicated Kindle Farm curriculum that prepares students for being, “On the Earth and in the World.”

In the Multi-Age classroom this year, Shannon is working under the theme of Identity. As students begin to openly challenge themselves and those around them to think about who they are, they will have many opportunities to do so from a place of strength throughout the year. Some curricular connections include "Who is American?" in Early American studies, memoir writing and exploring “ages & timelines” in mathematics.

Prior to teaching at Kindle Farm, Shannon taught in Public and Charter schools in New York City. She received her Master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Elementary Curriculum and Teaching with an emphasis on inclusion. She continues to learn the art of teaching through various workshops throughout the year, partnerships with Antioch University and more. In her free time, she enjoys reading, music, traveling and hiking with her husband, dog and friends.

To connect with our Academic Coordinator Shannon Lamb please email: slamb@kindlefarm.org