Shannon started his teaching career in 1995 in Howard County, Maryland, where
he worked for six years. While working for Howard County Public Schools, he
taught kindergarten, first and second grades. In 2001, Mr. Shannon moved
to Montgomery County (Maryland) and spent 4 years teaching second and third
grades as well as spending one year as a reading support teacher. During
his year as a reading support teacher, Mr. Shannon taught first, fourth and
fifth grade language arts.
Mr. Shannon taught at Round Hill Elementary from 2005 to 2014, where he taught second grade for six years and fourth grade for three years! During summer break, Mr. Shannon taught computer applications courses to elementary school students for a program called "Kids On Campus" at Howard Community College, in Columbia, Maryland. He worked for the program every summer from 2001 to 2008. During the summer of 2009, he taught the same classes at the "Kids On Campus" program at Frederick Community College.
In 2014, Mr. Shannon came to Catoctin as a librarian. The Catoctin Elementary Library went through many changes during Mr. Shannon's first year at the school. During the summer of 2015, the Catoctin Elementary Library was renovated and new furniture was added to the library. In 2015-2016, the Catoctin Elementary PTA donated Kindles and a Kindle Cart! Mr. Shannon used the Kindles to teach students how to checkout and use eBooks on MackinVia!
During his free time, Mr. Shannon enjoys playing ice hockey and coaching his son's U-12 hockey team for the Frederick Freeze. He is a certified Level 4 coach with USA Hockey. Mr. Shannon is also a player in the Frederick Men's Hockey League. In addition to enjoying watching his son play hockey, he enjoys watching his daughter dance and play the piano!