• Shawna Collins

    Shawna Collins ~ ELL

         Hi, I’m Shawna Collins and I’m so excited to join Laura Moore and the EL team at Sierra
    Verde this year as an EL teacher specialist. I will also be working with Karen Perry and
    the EL team at Legend Springs.

         This is my 16th year teaching in the Deer Valley district. I've enjoyed teaching
    Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and K/1 EL. I graduated from Arizona State University with a
    Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education (K-8) and endorsements in Early Childhood
    Education and Structured English Immersion. I achieved National Board Certification
    in 2020, recently completed an endorsement in Gifted Education, and a Middle Grades
    ELA certificate. The motivation of my students inspires me daily and I love celebrating
    their success throughout the school year and beyond!

         A little more info about me ~ I’m a native of Arizona and couldn't imagine living
    anywhere else! My husband, Dave, and I have been married for 31 years and have two
    sons, Jacob (28) and John (25), who both live and work in Phoenix. We all adore Zeus,
    our cattle dog mix! We love traveling to new places, hanging out in northern Arizona, or
    visiting the beach during the summer months when we can all get together as a family!
    We are football fans and love watching ASU and the Cardinals, especially when they
    win! Some of my other hobbies include hiking, day trips around Arizona, movies, and
    attempting DIY projects I find on Pinterest or see on HGTV! I’m looking forward to
    getting to know everyone and working with you and your students this year!