Phone: (571) 252 - 2280
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Ms. Shannon Mahoney Seibel
This year is my first year teaching at Trailside Middle School but my fifth year of teaching overall. I previously taught one year of 10th and 11th grade English in New Jersey, followed by three years of 8th grade English in Fairfax County, VA. I moved to Ashburn last year, and as a result, joined the Timberwolves at Trailside over the summer.
I was raised in a town called Deptford in southern New Jersey -- about 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia, PA. Deptford was best known for its pig farms, mall, and Philly pride. I grew up with three siblings and my two parents in a small house. My mom ran a state liscened daycare out of our home and cooked a large family dinner every night. My dad spent all of his time outside of his job coaching my township soccer team. I am still incredibly close to my brothers, and we still visit Wildwood together in the summers, play Mario video games on weekends, and watch Marvel movies together regularly. I return to my home town to visit my parents and my two family cats, Copper and Patches, whenever possible.
I went to Ramapo College of New Jersey, a state school in the mountains of northern New Jersey just 30 minuets outside of New York City. There, I obtained my BA in English/ Language Arts and a certification in secondary education. I met my husband, Jordan, at college, but he moved to Virginia soon after with the United States Marine Corps. I moved to Virginia to be with him the following year, and we have been residents since. We have two cats- Tyrion and Gendry- whom I talk about frequently, and we will soon be home owners in Ashburn.
I love to help animals and will hopefully be fostering animals for local shelters by next summer. I also love camping trips, hikes with my husband, the occassional Netflix marathon, and reading any literature, but particularly historical fiction.
I am excited for my first year at Trailside Middle School, and I'm looking for a great year with all of my new students and colleagues! Go Timberwolves!