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Mrs. Shannon Lawson

Communication Arts






2013 Education Specialist-Administration, NWMSU

1999 M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, UMKC

1990 B.A. Secondary Education-English UMKC


2016 Buck O'Neal Royals Seat Community Service Award Winner


I am excited to begin my 20th year at the Academy, and my 23rd year in alternative schools!

There is no place I would rather be than at the Academy. Alternative education has become my passion and I am determined to give students the experiences they need and deserve, while helping them with their decision-making process. My goal as an educator is to give students a voice and empower them to be the best they can be because I believe all of my students, like the Phoenix, can SOAR to new heights! 

One of the best things about being an educator in Liberty, is the impressive community support. I am honored to continue to do good work for our Academy families and others in need.

When not teaching I am a member of the Soroptimist, Liberty chapter – a charitable organization that meets the needs of families in our area. I also enjoy golf, travel, reading, community service, attending sporting events and spending time with my husband and fur baby! 

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” –Wayne Gretzky





Short Stories I & II

Journalism I