Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

A First Look at Private Schools

Published September 2010:

A First Look at Private Schools

Article Overview:

The right school for your child might be a private school.

Whether your child is in preschool, elementary, middle, or high, an ideal time to start researching the idea is the fall the year before you want your child to be enrolled. That is, now! Here are guidelines to begin. Continue reading


September 21, 2010 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Collinsville teacher charts growth in new learners

mcfallPublished Online in the Suburban Journals/Collinsville Herald: 8/18/09
Published in the Print Edition: 8/23/09

Decorated with bright yellow borders and character cut-outs, Doris McFall’s classroom at Jefferson Elementary School in Collinsville has all the essentials of a typical kindergarten space, complete with crayons, markers and fairy tale books. But it’s also filled with something more difficult to pin down, McFall said.

“I tell my kids I love them and I mean it,” McFall said as she prepared her room for her new batch of 24 students before the start of school last week. “No matter how old they are, you treat the kids the way you want to be treated.”

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August 18, 2009 Posted by | Feature Stories, Newspaper Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | 1 Comment