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Shawn McKinley

Hello! This is my 5th year at Pinebrook and I love working with English Learner students.

I received a BA degree in journalism from Virginia Tech and worked for 10 years in the communications/public relations field. While taking a career break to be at home with my children, I began to teach classes and eventually co-direct an adult program for English learners, a passion I have followed for over 16 years.

After teaching preschool and then substituting in LCPS for several years, I completed my EL teaching certification and was fortunate enough to land at Pinebrook.

We are a Virginia Tech family. My husband and I graduated from VT,  along with our oldest son, who received his undergraduate and masters degrees there. Our youngest son is now a sophomore there--Go Hokies! Our family loves to travel and we enjoy skiing, hiking and other adventures together. I also enjoy reading and working on arts and crafts.

Here's to a great year! I can be reached at