Principal Welcome

Welcome to Ben Franklin School!

Throughout my many experiences in my career as a professional educator, I have been drawn to building strong relationships with students, staff, parents, and school leaders so that I can best advocate for the children I serve. Whether in my work as a classroom teacher, Literacy System Specialist, or the 4K Coordinator, my work has always led me to support others with the skills needed to be independent, yet prepared to make adjustments when presented with change and challenge. 

Over the past few months, students and their families have experienced significant change and unique challenges. Returning to school in the fall will be like no other start to a school year.  Stepping in as the interim principal for the school year is an honor and an exciting challenge to work together for the students of Ben Franklin. I look forward to this work as a way to continue to build relationships with students, families, and the entire staff of Ben Franklin.

Thank you,
Mary Shannon, Interim Principal