Shannon Cotton, NBCT

Shannon received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Physical Education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and her Master’s Degree in Education from City University of Seattle. For the past 14 years, Shannon has worked in the Camas School District as a health and fitness teacher. Shannon received her National Board Certification in Health in 2009 and plans to pursue renewal in the 2017-18 school year. She works as the Systems Improvement Lead for the Washington State National Board NT3 team and was the National Board Ambassador Program Lead for the Washington EA. She serves as a mentor for candidates pursing certification in SW Washington. Outside of her school life, Shannon enjoys spending time with her two sons and husband, at the beach, and working out.

A Journey Along an Educator’s Career Continuum

January 18, 2018

I became a health and fitness teacher because, like any other teacher, I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students. I wanted to give them the opportunity to learn strategies and skills early in life that would help them to make informed life decisions and remain physically, socially, emotionally and mentally healthy through adulthood. After a few years in the profession I had sat through hours of professional development, attained my Master’s Degree and was becoming more involved in our local union activities, but something was still missing. I lacked the professional confidence to become the…

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Podcast: Hear How This PE Teacher is Making an Impact

September 28, 2017

Health and fitness teacher Shannon Cotton teaches in Camas, Washington. She believes that Board certification opened doors to her as a teacher leader. Listen to Shannon’s podcast to learn how — and to learn insider tips on the Portland area! Download Episode

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