October Educator of the Month, Shannon Cole


Why are you an educator?   I love working with children of all ages and I enjoy working alongside teachers and other professionals in the school setting.  There is always something new and interesting happening.   I believe that public schools can build strong programs that support all students,of all abilities, in achieving independence and success and it is exciting to be a part of that process.

What do you enjoy most about your career? There are a lot of great thing about being an SLP, the first thing that comes to mind is the relationships I am privileged to build with students, parents and colleagues.  Coming in a close second, I love the conversations that I have with students, they make me smile, every single day.

Years spend in the profession/district?  20 years as an SLP, this is my 10th year with VUSD.

What do you do in your spare/free time?  Most of my free time is diverted to family activities, we love the beach, Tahoe and traveling.  We are passionate readers and I attempt to garden,

What does being a member of the Vacaville Teachers Association mean to you?  When I think of VTA, I think of an organization that strives to support all of its members in a fair and equitable way. VTA is accessible and proactive.  VTA is an organization that can be counted on for information and support.   I have really appreciated everything VTA does and continues to do in supporting and building our teaching community.

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