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Hi I'm Shauna

I work with teenagers 24/7. At work, at church and home. They keep me young and energized. I'm a Mormon

About Me

As a teenager, I knew I wanted to spend my life working with teenagers, and for 30 years that is what I do for most of my day. I am a mother of six and my youngest two are now teens. I have enjoyed watching my children grow, but I most enjoy being a parent of teenagers. I work at the local high school as a tutor coordinator, class advisor, along with other responsibilities. I work with teenagers at church and one of the highligts of my year is spending a week with them at camp each summer. I love to read, and have a degree in literature. I love to play the piano as an adult, but find greater joy in listening to the musical talents of others. I'm married to my best friend, and am grateful to any time we can spend together. I am a jack-of-all-trades, and master of none because life has so much to offer, I want to experience it all.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fifth generation mormon. But, as any Mormon will say, we still have to experience our own conversion. I remember as a young child sitting next to a sweet elderly sister, who was my sunday school teacher, and as she taught me about Jesus Christ I felt the sweet confirmation of His love and have never doubted that the Savior loved me and was my Redeemer. However, my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, came in bits and pieces throughout my life. As a young mother, I had my young child sitting next to me on the couch and was telling him the story of Joseph Smith with paper puppets, when a powerful feeling came over me testifying of the truth of his vision. I have never doubted his divine mission since that day. I have been in the same room as a living prophet and felt the great spirit that filled the room as he entered, and knew he was called of God.

How I live my faith

I work with the young women in our ward that are 12-18 years of age each week on Sunday and weekday activities, I have a house full of teenagers, and then spend my weekdays at school with teenagers. In all three of these places, I feel my most important roll is to let them know that I'm interested in their life, their achievements, and their challenges. I try to let each feel of the love I have for them. On a card by my bathroom mirror is written, "Always Remember Him." It reminds me everyday that the very best thing that I can do for another person is to love them as Jesus has shown. I get frustrated many times with teenagers, when they fail to see their potential and rise to it, but then I try to remember that the Savior showed unconditional love and that I must also. We have an amazing generation of youth, capable of achieveing great things, I want to share that incredible journey with them