Fields, Shannon (World Language)

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My name is Shannon Fields.  Students call me "Profe Fields." Profe is short for "profesor," which is the word often used to describe a high school teacher.  This year I will teach Spanish 2 and Spanish 3. Please contact me at with any comments and questions.     

I am proud to be a National Board Certified teacher and to have received my bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin--Madison.  I began my career in Houston, TX where I taught 5th grade, in Spanish, to classes of recent immigrants from Spanish-speaking countries.  I have been in the teaching profession for 20 years--as an elementary school 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teacher, as a teacher trainer for grades k-12, as a Spanish teacher for grades k-5, and now as a high school Spanish teacher.  For the past 14 years I taught in Asheville City Schools.  This is my second year teaching at AC Reynolds.  I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this teaching and learning community.      

When I'm not teaching and planning for school I like to spend time with my immediate family--my partner and two elementary-age kids--and my parents who live a short walk away.  We hike, canoe, camp, design and build things, cook, sew, read, play violin, garden and travel.  This summer we traveled across the country and up into Canada in an electric car, logging 7,000 miles.  We visited many sites related to Lewis and Clark's expedition, as well as National Parks and Monuments, including Glacier National Park and Banff National Park.  

I like to use Google Apps for my teaching program so I plan to place important documents and information about my Spanish program on a Google Site linked below.  Click on the link to learn about language standards, how students learn a second language and how I assess student progress.