2nd Grade Teachers
Shannon McMahon, Lead Teacher
I joined New School in 2015 with eight years of elementary teaching experience in charter and district public schools in Washington, D.C., and New York City. I began my career in education as a Teach For America corps member in the Bronx, and have been passionate about teaching and educational equity ever since. Most recently, I taught 3rd Grade at Maury Elementary in D.C., where I worked on a curriculum team to help revamp Common Core Standards-aligned math and literacy units to be more engaging and student-centered. I have a Bachelors of Science from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching in elementary and special education from Pace University.
I love to cook, bake, and experiment in the kitchen. I am currently working on my latest venture – homemade ice cream!
Kimberly Stevenson, Lead Teacher
I’m thrilled to be joining New School having spent the past eight years teaching in a variety of classrooms. I began teaching in South San Francisco spending time in first grade and kindergarten. While then earning my Masters Degree in special education, I also taught an Academic Instruction classroom for students impacted by autism. Most recently I have been teaching transitional kindergarten for Rocketship Education and am consistently impressed by my young students’ astute observations and persistence in reaching for their infinite potential. I am deeply in love with the city of San Francisco and am excited to be part of a school making change in the city I want to make my lifelong home.
Outside of school I'm most likely at a dog park or watching Giants' baseball. But my favorite place of all is the mountain lake I am fortunate to spend my summers on, living in a cabin and driving a boat taxi.
Camille Spivey, Resident Teacher / Grade Level Chair / Lead Teacher Sub
With nine years experience in the field of education, I have worn many hats: Coach, After School Program Director, Camp Director, Teacher, as well as Special Education Coordinator. I have a heart for equitable urban education, and an even deeper desire to get it right -- for ALL students. Most recently I was a founding science teacher at UP Academy Dorchester in Boston, Mass. I graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in political science, and an MAT in elementary education.
I enjoy discovering San Francisco, running, spending time with my family, hiking, and of course, Beyonce!
Joseph Shook, Resident Teacher
I'm a Wisconsin native who moved to the Bay Area as part of Teach for America after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. For the past three years, I've been a special education teacher in San Jose, Calif., and love working with students of all abilities. I can't wait to dive into exploratory and experiential learning with my students at the New School!
When not teaching, I spend as much time as possible outdoors.