Shannon Staton has been working with children practically her entire life. From baby sitting to volunteer work at preschools as a young person, to teaching 3rd grade at a public school, and as a mother of two, Shannon has observed childhood from a variety of perspectives. This is Shannon’s third year with OCP and second year guiding our Larks (four year olds).
Shannon loves the flexibility and excitement that that comes with teaching preschool age children.
A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Ann holds a BA in Fine Art with a concentration in painting from James Madison University. Prior to graduation, Ann spent a semester in Florence, Italy, which forever impacted her love and appreciation for art history. While working in the furniture industry in Washington, DC, Ann continued her studies in art at The Corcoran College of Art + Design. After three years in DC, she had the good fortune of calling Charleston, SC, and Boulder, CO, home before finally putting down roots with her husband, Jamie, and gray cat, Oscar, in Atlanta (Kirkwood) in 2010.
After welcoming their first child, a son, Anderson, in the spring of 2012, Ann decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a preschool teacher. She loves seeing the world and experiencing art through the eyes of her son and the children she teaches. Ann spent a fun-filled summer teaching at OCP’s summer camp and is thrilled to be the TA in the Larks classroom.