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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 husband of 29 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 from East Lincoln High School.  Even when I was home, 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 sixth year back in the classroom. I am super excited to be "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 a Feed the Hunger event once in the fall and once in the spring. 

More information on specific classes: Rules, Procedures and Supply Lists are located in Canvas and on the Course Information page.

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School Telephone: 704-736-1860 Extension 25413

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