Welcome to Mrs. Swain's 5th grade page!
    Shannon Swain
    5th grade - ELA 
    (972)236-0600 Voicemail #8218 




    Thank you for visiting my web page - I am so excited to be teaching 5th grade ELA at Anderson again this year!

    Hello all,

    My name is Shannon Swain and I am excited (and a little nervous) about teaching this year! This "new normal" is tough to get used to, isn't it??  This is my 20th year of teaching and I feel like a brand new teacher as we try to teach virtually! It will all work out so I just need to time adjust - I bet you do too!

    I am married to Van, and we have 2 awesome kids, Jordan and Averey. We also have 2 dogs, Addie and Pax.

    I am originally from Minnesota where I completed my bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders (Speech Pathology).  I moved to Texas following graduation and pledge to live in the south for the rest of my days - MN winters were no joke! I moved to Lubbock and was a nanny until I met my husband and graduated with my master's from Texas Tech - Guns up! We moved to Allen in 2013 so that I could begin working for Anderson.

    Previously, I taught 8 years in 3rd grade and 7 years in Pre-K and Kinder. I have mentored college lab students during my time teaching Pre-K at Texas Tech, monitored and supervised student teachers and continue to pursue my long-term goal of teaching future teachers. I have a passion for reading and writing, and I am excited to pass that love on to your children.

    This year will be a new challenge with higher expectations for your child, and along with tremendous growth, I know that we will have a TON of fun!

     Please know that my door is always open, and I look forward to growing and learning as I teach your children!