Congratulations Shannon Baranski - our April Teacher of the Month!
The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Conejo Valley Unified School District are teaming up to shine a light on educators with its 2017-2018 Teacher of the Month recognition program.
In a surprise celebration on Tuesday, April 10th Shannon Baranski of Sequoia Middle School received the April Teacher of the Month recognition award! Mrs. Baranski is an innovator, problem-solver and dynamic member of Sequoia’s Leadership Team whose enthusiasm for teaching is immeasurable.
Mrs. Baranski has been a teacher with CVUSD for twelve years, and is currently in her seventh year at Sequoia Middle School. She is an instructor for DISCOVER English 8CP and 8Honors, and Sequoia English 8Honors. She is also the school’s English Department Chair, and W.E.B. Advisor.
Mrs. Baranski is dedicated to her students’ success, and she voluntary provides after hours English support classes for struggling students. Additionally, she affords priceless opportunities for students to develop leadership potential. She coordinates service projects to the school and community, fosters students development of strong moral character and encourages students to accept, and welcome differences in others.
She has mastered the elusive art of being firm but fair, having rules yet maintaining relationships, and freely offering support, acceptance, grace and empathy with complete professionalism. Mrs. Baranski remains current with the latest instructional strategies and technologies. She inspires her students to learn via the professional development experience and innovations that she has pursued and mastered.
Mrs. Baranski is a truly dedicated and valued member of the Sequoia Middle School staff, serving as Department Chair, a leadership teacher, on multiple committees on campus and within the District, and as a co-leader for the Builder’s Club.
To celebrate Mrs. Baranski’s Teacher of the Month recognition, members of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulated her with gifts from their local businesses, and CVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Mark McLaughlin presented Mrs. Baranski with a commemorative plaque recognizing her achievement.
Thank you Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce members and congratulations Mrs. Baranski!