Shannon Giese studied Diversified Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology at the University of San Diego. While at USD, she competed as a NCAA Division I diver and received her teaching credential as well. Shannon then attended National University and earned a Masters in Education and a Reading Specialist Certificate. Before coming to Excel, Shannon taught kindergarten in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District and 3rd and 6th grade at Stoneybrooke Christian School.

Shannon and her husband have four beautiful children. They decided to homeschool six years ago when their youngest was in kindergarten.  Her decision to homeschool stemmed from her desire to focus on each of her children’s weakness as well as their strengths.

She would tell you that it is a blessing and challenge to homeschool. Just take one day at a time and enjoy all the educational opportunities Excel has to offer.

This is Shannon’s second year working at Excel.  She serves our families as an Educational Specialist and Field Trip Coordinator. Shannon enjoys working at Excel because she is inspired by the dedication and teamwork of the parents, teachers and staff to assist children in receiving a high quality, personal education.


Shannon With Family

Shannon with a Student at her play Performance

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