Learning Specialist: Ms. Shaunnessy

Name and Grade

Learning Specialist: Ms. Shaunnessy

Where are you From?

I grew up just outside Chicago, in a suburb called Elmwood Park.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would love to travel throughout South America - Chile, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil are places I've been thinking about lately.

What is one book that everyone must read?

Everyone should read When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka. It tells the story of a Japanese-American family in the internment camp during World War II. It's a powerful account of a very dark time in American history.

Who was your favorite teacher growing up?

I had lots of favorite teachers, but one that sticks out is my 3rd grade teacher Ms. Teichen. She really made me love reading and introduced me to the Fudge books.

What do you like most about Goudy?

My favorite thing about Goudy is our amazing students! We have such a wonderful mixture of cultures, languages, ideas, and beliefs and everyone is so welcoming and curious about one another.

Contact Us

William C. Goudy Technology Academy
Principal, Pamela Brandt
Assistant, Principal Bill Yeh

  • Phone:
    (773) 534-2480
  • Email:
  • Address:
    5120 N. Winthrop,
    Chicago, IL 60640