Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary Education Boise State University 1984 M. Ed. Curriculum & Instruction with Specialization in Reading and Language Arts, University of Oregon, 1988 Current Standard Elementary Teaching K-8 Certificate Current Literacy Endorsement K-12 Praxis Exam Middle School Language Arts Passed 2014
Mrs. Shawna Exline
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I have been part of the West Ada School District since 1984, and have held a variety of positions (elementary teacher grades 1, 3, 4, 5; Chapter 1/Title I Parent Involvement & Literacy Facilitator & Teacher K-5 reading & math; Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator; Reading Coach; and Middle School teacher 6, 7, 8, language arts, math, social studies). I left the school district twice during which times I received my graduate degree, taught 5th grade at a private school in Los Angeles, and worked at the Idaho Department of Education as the Early Childhood Reading Specialist. About half of my career has been outside of the classroom. I returned to the classroom in the 2007-2008 school year to be the first 8th grade teacher in the district's K-8 arts magnet school. I joined the Idaho Fine Arts Academy faculty when it became a public school in the fall of 2014. IFAA is an incredible performing arts school that provides excellent education in the arts, citizenship, and academics. Language is an art (language arts), and each day I will endeavor to provide your children with a rich, arts-infused language arts education.