Shannon (Hall) Burnside

Name:  (Kathleen) Shannon Hall-Burnside

Name in High School: Shannon Hall

Current City/State: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Current Occupation: High School English Teacher

Single/Married/Other: Married (10 years, 11 years by the reunion)

Kids: Brett (step-son, 17, senior at CHS, going to the Air Force Academy next year), Erin (step-daughter, 16, sophomore at CHS), and Ryan (son, 5, kindergartener).

Pets: Do fish count?

What H.S. group, club, sports or activities were you involved in?: Student council, cheerleading, drill team

What is your favorite high school memory?: When we beat Post Falls (I believe it was Post Falls) in basketball with that half-court shot by Shad Bertsch (sp?) at the last second.  I remember everyone rushing the court.  That was one of many great memories.

Miss anything about those days?: I miss a lot about high school, but not enough to ever want to go back!

Military Service/College/Other: University of Idaho, 1990 graduate, B.S. English/History Secondary Education;  University of Idaho, 2008 graduate, M.A. Educational Leadership.

What have you been doing since June, 1990?: College, teaching, parenting, traveling as much as possible.

Significant Achievements?: Finishing my master’s degree in Educational Leadership in four semesters (summer, fall, spring, summer) while working full time and parenting three kids.  Finishing the Portland Marathon in 2008.  Being chosen as Secondary Teacher of the Year for all of the Lakeland School District in 2000.

Places you’ve traveled?: England, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Monaco, Mexico, Jamaica, most of Western Canada, and many states in the continental U.S. + Hawaii & Alaska .  Next on the list:  Ireland or Australia.

Anything else you want to share?: I feel very blessed with how my life has progressed these last twenty years since high school.  I am very lucky for all the wonderful people in my life and appreciate all them for their love and support.

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