Shannon Lamb has helped achieve remarkable academic achievement among students in grades 3-High School at Kindle Farm School, an all-boys school in Newfane, Vermont. As the school's Academic Director & Lead Special Educator, Lamb works with students who have been classified as "at-risk" in traditional educational settings, providing them with a safe classroom environment in which they can be creative, take risks and stretch beyond their perceived limits. She engages her students in hands-on, project-based lessons aligned with the school's multiple intelligences approach, such as the "Village" project, in which students use academic skills to construct a three-dimensional model of an entire community. Lamb developed a portfolio assessment system that allows students to evaluate their own progress and celebrate growth. The system has since been implemented in other classrooms, for which Lamb provides professional development. Under her tutelage, students with learning disabilities who began the year struggling to read and write have ended the year reading and writing at grade level with enthusiasm. An active member of the Academic Committee, Lamb has mentored other teachers not only at her grade levels, but at the high school level as well. She has supervised and supported many teachers, coteachers and administrators in daily and big picture planning and coaching. She also worked for a decade to collaborate and create a standards based and responsive curriculum that has a reflective revision process. A lifelong learner herself, she has participated in numerous professional development experiences, including the A Flow of History Book Discussion Series and the Slavery and Emancipation in New England Institute. Lamb has also presented at workshops and conferences.
2001 M.A., Elementary Curriculum and Teaching, Columbia University
1995 B.A., Politics, St. Anselm College