I am deeply humbled and honored to serve as Assistant Principal of Mary Williams Elementary School. I look forward to getting to know students, families, staff, and the local Panther Cub community. Upon graduating from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC with a B.S. in Elementary Education, my career as an educator began as a fifth grade teacher in Union County Public Schools located east of Charlotte, NC. Following two years, I relocated to Prince William County and taught 4th - 5th grades at Penn Elementary School for eight years. During these years, I consistently strove to make a difference not only within my classroom but within the school as a teacher leader. My successes in leadership were impacted by my experiences gained during two Masters programs at George Mason University - Initiatives in Education Transformation (2013) and Education Leadership (2016).
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, spending time with family back home in South Carolina, singing, and watching football in which I root for the Carolina Gamecocks on college game days. In addition, I also cheer for the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers on professional game days (yes, I have two teams)!
In closing, I am eager to work alongside Mrs. Colon to promote excellence in our diverse Panther Cub community. I believe this does not come without a strong school - family relationship, open communication, and optimism in all the great things our students can accomplish.
Shannon N. Adams