Degrees and Certifications:
My name is Shannon Gallagher. I am proud to say I was one of the original teachers who opened Rocky Run in 2000. I taught first grade here for 7 years. During this time, I fell in love with teaching math and observing how students learn to understand math. I went back to school and earned a masters degree in elementary mathematics at the University of Virginia. I spent 2 years as a mathematics specialist at Ferry Farm. In 2009, I had the opportunity to returned to Rocky Run and I have been here ever since.
There are many exciting parts to my job. As a math specialist, I collaborate with both classroom and resource teachers on a daily basis. In to order to reach as many children as possible, I spend my time working directly with educators rather than pulling small groups of children out of the classrooms. Classroom teachers and I will plan, implement, and reflect on lessons as well as plan special projects and events for the children and families of RRES. I enjoy visiting each classroom and seeing students engaged in the many hands on activiities and asking questions