Parents and students,
My name is Shelbi Simon, and I am teaching 7th grade reading and writing and 8th grade technology applications this year. I am also coaching junior high girls' sports. My favorite grade level to teach is 7th grade because it is heavily writing based. Because of this, I am able to see tremendous growth in students and their writing abilities throughout the year, and seeing growth in students is exactly why I chose this profession!! I love my job, my students, and my athletes!!
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Ethan Simon. We both graduated from Italy High School in 2011. After high school, I went on to Texas A&M and attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on 4th-8th grades English and Social Studies. Ethan and I do not have children yet, but we have 7 dogs. What can I say? We are crazy dog people! :)
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, watching Netflix, shopping, and doing DIY projects. I have a passion for mission work and traveling overseas to share hope and love with cultures and generations of people who have lost hope. I have a passion to do the same thing here in our own backyard, which is one reason why I feel called to the teaching field.
Random things I love:
-Coca-Cola (Only on occasion :))
-Cool, crisp mornings
-The colors gray and turquoise
-And most importantly, my students :) <3
It is going to be a great year!