New Face in KCPS: Shannon Sizemore

Shannon Sizemore portrait A new face will be patrolling the halls and walking into classrooms at Lynn Camp Schools this fall.  The school’s SBDM council has selected Shannon Sizemore as the sssistant principal of the K-12 school.  Sizemore comes to Knox from the Laurel County Center for Innovation where she taught English for three years.  Prior to the school’s opening, Sizemore taught seven years at South Laurel High School.

Although English is her content area for teaching, Sizemore brings with her school experience outside of classroom teacher.  “I’ve had many roles throughout the years. I was the junior varsity academic team coach at South Laurel, a First Priority sponsor, a KTIP resource teacher, the AP English content coordinator for two years and the Future Problem Solving coach at South Laurel.  I also started a public speaking club.”  Sizemore has presented a Advanced Placement prep sessions and led writing professional development sessions in the past.  She holds National Board certification, one of the highest professional credentials available for teachers.

The Lynn Camp leadership team and SBDM council feels that Sizemore will be a good fit for the school, having both academic and extracurricular experience.  As for Sizemore, Lynn Camp was an attractive job to apply for due to the school’s configuration of K-12.  “I like that it is a K-12 school. I feel you learn more about students and their families in this type of environment.  Lynn Camp has many terrific qualities that made it an attractive job to apply for. To start, I believe in the mission and vision established by the Lynn Camp Schools’ leadership team.”

Sizemore spoke on the importance of leadership and how the vision of school will continue to allow for growth.  “I find it essential to collaborate with other leaders for the betterment of the school, students, and academic progress,” said Sizemore.  She stated that families could expect the same cooperative and collaborative attributes of her as she begins to get to know the Lynn Camp community.