4K (Four-Year-Old Kindergarten)

Shannon Elsner - 4K Teacher

My Qualifications

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.  I also hold a Masters degree in Educational Technology from Marian University.  I have taught for 16 years in a variety of grade levels; K5, 2nd, 3rd, and am excited to enter my 10th year of teaching 4K! I have loved every grade I’ve taught, but my heart belongs with the youngest of learners!

My Teaching Philosophy

I believe every child deserves an education that meets all areas of development - cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and faith.  I create a safe learning environment where every child is welcome and an important part of our school family.  I foster a love of learning through thematic play-based centers that meet all students' needs.

Why do I teach at St. Joe's?

As a parishioner and parent to two boys at St. Joe's, I am excited to become a part of the St. Joe's staff.  After spending the last 15 years working in public schools, I am thrilled to be able to incorporate faith into all aspects of our school day!

Fun Facts about Me

I love spending time with my husband and two boys, hiking, swimming, reading, or watching WI sports!

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