About: Shannon Watkins

  • Role : 2nd Grade Teacher

Email: swatkins@mlslions.org

Class Newsletters

I am so thankful that God led me to Messiah to teach, fellowship, and praise Him. This year marks my 27th year of teaching, and my 15th here at Messiah! I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grade. I love working with God’s children.

I grew up in St. Louis where I attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Des Peres and Lutheran High School South. I graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with degrees in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. I received my master’s degree in teaching from Lindenwood University. Teaching has always been my passion, and I especially love sharing God’s word and God’s world with young children.

My husband Brian and I have two children—Ellie recently graduated from Arkansas State University and now works at Enterprise, and Drew is a senior at Missouri State University. We love being together and call ourselves the #corefour! Brian and I keep busy working in and around the house, and enjoy music, traveling, sports, and spending time with family and friends.

I look forward to sharing God’s good news with the students here at Messiah!