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Mrs. Shauna Thomas
I am so honored to be a part of the community and school here at Innovation Academy. I have two daughters, Ashton who is 16 and a junior at Canyon del Oro High School and Harper who is 4 and attends the preschool at CDO. My husband, Glen, is also a CDO graduate owns a custom cabinetry buisness here in town called Old Town Custom Cabinetry. As a family we enjoy the outdoors. On the weekends you will find us hiking, camping, fishing or hanging out at the beach or the lake.
Defining Moment in Education
In 1996 I graduated from the University of Arizona and began working with chidren diagnosed with Autism. I was blessed to work with a little boy who went to Wilson K-8 and I was hired to shadow him for preschool. That year, I fell in love with the public school system and the community at Wilson K-8 and decided to become a teacher and to return to Amphi.
I grew up here in the Amphi district and attended Donaldson, Cross and Canyon Del Oro. Before coming to Innovation Academy, I taught for ten years at Wilson K-8 and eleven years at Harelson Elementary School. I have taught grades K-8 in special education in various programs and this is my second year teaching 3rd grade. I really love this age group and am so excited to see the growth the kids make this year.