- Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
- Ben Davis High School
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Sarah Shannon, in her 16th year of teaching, sees her role as a math teacher at Ben Davis High School as more than just teaching her content. At the core of her teaching philosophy is wanting her students “to know they are loved and cared for.” This belief comes to life in her classroom as she does not let her students give up on themselves and as she teaches lessons of self-worth and compassion through even the smallest of interactions with her students. As Sarah says, “I pour my heart and soul into loving my students every single day.” This love is reflected in her involvement with the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) as both an advisor and an advocate, where she works to close the achievement gap for first generation college bound students. Sarah hopes to continue growing in the ways she can help students overcome obstacles and the ways she can support other teachers in the profession.