My name is Laura Shinn and I have been teaching for 20 years! I started my career in the elementary school but found my true passion to be in middle school. I switched from regular education to special education and never looked back. As a parent of a child with disabilities, I am dedicated to understanding how one learns and how I can make that happen in the classroom. I believe that kindness and understanding of individual disabilities are most important in inspiring my students to be lifelong learners. I teach resource Social Studies (6th,7th,and 8th grades) inclusion ELA (6th grade) and Math (6th grade) as well as a sixth grade guided studies class. It has been a joy to teach at Northern Middle School for the past ten years and I look forward to ten more!