About Mrs. Young



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Hello!  I am Shannon Young from Crazy in Kindergarten. I teach Kindergarten at Peralta Trail Elementary School, just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.  This is my 9th year teaching. I spent the first 4 years teaching 1st grade downtown Phoenix at a school for homeless and at risk students.  I then made the move to AJUSD.  I have taught Kindergarten at both Superstition Mountain and Peralta upon SMES closing.  Two years ago I also had the opportunity to leave the classroom and join the ELL department in the district.  It was nice to expand my credentials; however my heart missed Kindergarten.  This is definitely where I feel most comfortable.  Early in my career I always said I would never leave first grade. I had absolutely NO interest in teaching anything else. Just the slight thought of it would make my anxiety sky rocket! When I found out about the option for me to teach kindergarten all I could think was HECK NO!!! I believed all kindergarten teachers were either saints or complete crazies!!! Little did I know I would turn into one of those said “crazies” and completely fall in love with it.

I am originally from Toronto, Canada.  I moved to Arizona after completing my Masters of Education from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia.  I also hold an Early Childhood Degree from Canadore College and a Bachelor’s Honors Degree in Sociology from Nipissing University in Northern Ontario. I have a strong background in teaching homeless and at risk kids in both Auckland, New Zealand and downtown Phoenix.

I am an avid snowboarder, I love to practice yoga, play racquetball, hit the gym, browse for new yummy recipes on Pinterest, sew, refurnish furniture, shop for antiques and watch hockey.  I am a big Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks fan! I drink a lot of hot tea, eat lots of cookies and am a French fry connoisseur.  I also have an obsession with moose. They are by far my favorite animal.  I have been married to the love of my life, Mr. Young for almost 5 years.  He is also a teacher, and is part of our 2nd grade team here at Peralta. We don’t have any kiddos of our own yet, but we have a crazy Siamese cat named Asia.




Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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