Mrs. Shawn Courtney
    I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be your child's 6th grade social science teacher for the 2019-2020 school year!   This is my first year here at Gemini Middle School, but this is my 24th year in District 63.  I began my time in District 63 at Nelson Elementary and after 19 years moved to Apollo Elementary where I spent 4 years.  I have taught Grades 1, 3, 4, 5/6, and 6.  I also spent 2 years as an R.T.I. Coach, which allowed me the opportunity to work closely with the teachers in order to develop academic plans for all students.  Although it was an enriching experience, I missed working directly with students and couldn't be happier to be back doing what I love the most.
     I have been married for several years and have two beautiful, intelligent, and creative little girls.  
    I have a Master's Degree in Educational Administration, a Master's Degree in Reading, and went through an Endorsement Program for English as a Second Language.