Shanna Murphy is living out her childhood dream of becoming a teacher and has been teaching kindergarten at Baymonte for over thirteen years. Shanna was born and raised in Rolling Hills, California. She played on her high school tennis team and was voted Most Inspirational Player. She graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a degree in Economics and promptly got a job at an insurance company. She returned to school to earn her teaching credential from San Jose State. She married her high school sweetheart, Todd, in 1990. She taught first grade for five years before having her daughters, Blake and Ellie. Once her girls were attending Baymonte she joined the faculty and has been teaching kindergarten ever since.
When asked what she enjoys most about teaching Shanna replied, “I love teaching kids how to read and do basic math. Their “light bulb” moments give me so much joy. My biggest joy is teaching them that God created them uniquely. Baymonte Christian School has given me the opportunity to not just teach the basic academics, but to make sure that each child knows they are loved, forgiven, accepted and embraced by God. I feel so privileged to be entrusted to teach and guide my students.”
Mrs. Murphy is pictured above with her Great Dane dog, Shasta.