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Mrs. Shannon Haskins


Room 302

8th Grade Social Studies




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.  Over the years I have taught preschool, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. This will be my first year teaching 8th grade Social Studies at Cross Middle School and I am so excited to be here!  

I am married to Craig and we have three children, Clay (19), Hannah (17), and Cale (14). They are all Cross Alumni, so I already feel at home here! Clay is in college and Hannah and Cale currently attend school at Canyon del Oro High School. As a family, we enjoy spending time together RV-ing, hiking, and watching movies.   

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 filled with lots of learning and adventure!