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Mr. Shawn Beverly


My name is Shawn Beverly and I'm excited to start my fifth year of teaching at Sunrise Elementary School! I was born and raised in the great state of Indiana (Go Colts!).   I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis In December of 2015. While attending college, I did my student teaching within the Indianapolis Public School District. I had the opportunity to complete my student teaching experience in third and sixth grade! While I loved teaching all grades, I found sixth grade to be my perfect fit! My first year at Sunrise Elementary was wonderful experience and a huge success!  I am proud to be part of the Sunrise family. 

 I moved to Arizona directly after I graduated for the warm weather and hiking opportunities (Indiana has very cold winters and is pretty flat). When I'm not working, I enjoy watching scary movies, singing karaoke, going on road trips, hiking, and lounging poolside! Over the summer I was able to do a lot of traveling and get lots of sun!

I am passionate about student learning and student engagement in the classroom! I believe that for a child to learn they must be interested in the curriculum that is being presented to them.  It's my job, as their teacher, to find ways to present the information in a way that intrigues the students!  I am very passionate about creating a classroom community and developing students who see the value in working together as a collectivistic society in the classroom. My goal is to create a culture that eliminates bullying, not just within the classroom but within the school and society.  It is my hope that all students will see the value of working with diverse groups and the importance diversity plays in our society.