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  • Hello, Lawson Lions! My name is Shelley Newman. This is my 23rd year of teaching, with all of those years being at Lawson.  I have taught first grade all of those years except the year I looped to 2nd grade with my students.  I love teaching the primary grades and watching the kids grow and change so drastically in such a short amount of time.  I am so lucky to spend my days at Lawson...it is a great place to be.

    I have always lived in Jefferson City. I spent my grade school years at South Elementary School. I loved math, loved reading, and of course loved recess. I graduated from Jefferson City High School and attended Mizzou for a couple of years, majoring in accounting. This was not the fit for me! I changed directions completely and decided to pursue a degree in elementary education. My Elementary Education degree was finished at Lincoln University.

    This is when my career teaching first graders at Lawson began.

    I have since married and earned my Master's degree and Specialist's degree in Education Administration.  We have a daughter, Elle, who is a fifth grader this year.   We have a couple of other kids...fur kids.  Jack is a 5 year old German Shepherd and Nana is a 3year old Golden Retriever and still very much a puppy! Our family loves to travel, play with our dogs, and swim together.  I love all things Disney and am an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
    These are a few of my favorite things....
    Place:  Walt Disney World
    Ice Cream:  Mint chip ice cream
    Sports team:  St. Louis Cardinals
    Food:  Crab Legs
    Candy:  Swedish Fish
    Color:  Red
    Movie:  Any Disney movie!
    Exercise:  Walking
    Past time:  Making crafts/sewing and Jigsaw Puzzles
    TV Show:  This is Us
    Drink:  Diet Coke
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