• Hi!  My name is Shannon McGraw.  Welcome to Kindergarten at Russom!!!   I love teaching kindergarten and consider it to be a special honor because I know that you are entrusting me with what is most precious to you! ♥ I'm a life-long resident of Paulding County and very excited to begin my 31st year with the district.   I hold a Specialist's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction, a Master's Degree in Reading & Literacy,  a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education,  and a Reading Endorsement.  This begins my 8th year teaching Kindergarten at Russom.  Previously, I have taught 1st & 2nd grades, Early Intervention, Title I Reading/Math in grades K-5,  and served as a Title I School Lead, School Improvement Specialist, & Curriculum Coach.  I have previously taught at PB Ritch Elementary, Panter Elementary, and Dallas Elementary (all PCSD).  Over the years, I have participated in various community invovlement opportunities such as serving as a Girl Scout Leader, PTA officer, Local School Council participant, etc. I enjoy kayaking, swimming, motorcycles, music, books, travel camping, animals (3 cats, 1 granddog, 1 grandkitten...at the moment, haha), and especially spending time with my family.   My oldest daughter lives nearby with her husband and three sons, ages 6,7, and 8.  My youngest daugter, 23, isn't too far away...working and living in Woodstock.   It is very important to me that you and I work together to provide your child with the best learning experience possible.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns: smcgraw@paulding.k12.ga.us  I know this is going to be a WONDERFUL year!!! ♥