Mrs. Shannon Haskins

Phone: 520-696-6125


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Mrs. Shannon Haskins


Room 25

5th Grade



I am originally from Kansas and still consider myself a farm girl at heart even though I have lived in Tucson since I was five.  I obtained my BA in Elementary Education from Prescott College in 1999.  I taught previously at Copper Creek and Painted Sky until 2001when I took 11 years off to raise my children. During that time, I taught preschool part time. When I returned to work full time in 2012, I became the Behavior Intervention Monitor at Mesa Verde.  In 2013, I began teaching third grade at Mesa Verde and am excited to now be teaching fifth grade.  The Class of 2027 rocks!  

I am married to Craig. Many of you may recognize him as he regularly helps out with Archery at Mesa Verde.  We have three children, Clay (18), Hannah (16), and Cale (13). They are all Mountain Lion Alumni! Clay and Hannah currently attend school at Canyon del Oro High School and Cale goes to Cross Middle School. As a family, we enjoy spending time together RV-ing, hiking, and watching movies.  I have three dogs: Boomer, Molly and Grayson. Grayson even hangs out at Mesa Verde occasionally!    

My mission as a teacher is to inspire, motivate, and support my students by providing a meaningful classroom environment that educates them socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

       * I believe that students learn differently, but that all students can learn.

       * I believe that providing a safe environment, where students are encouraged to take risks, promotes learning and collaboration.

       * I believe that a strong parent-teacher bond is necessary for student success.

       * I believe that learning should be purposeful, adventurous, and build connections. 

I am looking forward to a great year in fifth grade filled with lots of learning and fun!