Mrs. Portwood as an elementary student

Welcome to First Grade! I hope that you had an enjoyable summer and that you are ready for your child to begin a memorable year in first grade. My name is Shannan Portwood and I have the wonderful opportunity of teaching your child this school year.

Four years ago I relocated to Seattle from Georgia with my husband, Matt.

When I am not teaching I enjoy reading, hiking, and jewelry-making. I also enjoy playing soccer and coached both middle school and preschool soccer.

I hold my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Valdosta State University. This will be my ninth year in the classroom and my sixth year at Villa. I am very excited to be working with both you and your child and I know this will be a great year of learning many new things!