As a team leader, Shannon Richey is the “glue that holds her team together,” said a colleague. She helps her team “understand the need for good core instruction. She focuses on helping her team provide good tiered instruction backed by data, and brings students to the intervention team as needed with evidence of support.”
Shannon invites in volunteers from the community to her classroom to discuss careers, then helps students use technology to research, explore and create a presentation about a topic of interest. Her students can be found using Kahoots, Nearpod and other applications to create their presentations.
Shannon provides after-school tutoring and recently created a t-shirt factory. Through fundraising efforts she was able to provide each student with a “Math Makes our Brains Grow” shirt. According to a student, “Math makes our brains grow, because when we make a mistake then we correct it, it makes our brains grow bigger.” The students manage inventory and sales as they learn problem solving, networking, money and math skills. .