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Mrs. Shawn Zirkle

I've called the Lake Norman area home my entire life. I grew up locally and graduated from Bandys High School.  I graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in Mathematics Education.  It was at UNCC that I met my favorite person in the world, my husband of 28 years, Mark.  I did my student teaching at East Lincoln and began my teaching career there immediately following.  For twelve years, I taught every math we offered from PreAlgebra to AP Calculus, served as Department Chair, Senior Class Sponsor and Dream Team Sponsor, as well as coached Varsity Volleyball for three years.  I took a twelve-year break to raise my three sons, Luke, Ben and Adam, all of whom attended Catawba Springs, East Lincoln Middle and graduated or will graduate from East Lincoln High School.  So, it felt like I never left ELHS, between volunteering, substitute teaching and helping fellow moms with Team Mom duties at sporting events.  This year will be my fifth year back in the classroom;  I was super excited to be able to get back "home" at ELHS.  When I am not teaching, my hobbies include spending time with my family, reading and floating in the pool. 

I am the sponsor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes here on campus.  We meet every Friday morning at 7:15am in the Seminar Room.  We help keep the Food Pantry on campus neat and organized and participate in other off-campus events, such as the Feed the Hunger event at Lake Norman Baptist Church once in the fall and once in the spring. 

More information on specific classes I teach is located in Canvas.

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School Telephone: 704-736-1860 Extension 25413

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