Mrs. Shannon Gonzaga


Hello!  This is my 17th year teaching, and my 9th year at Hursey!  However, I am proud and to say that both my mother and I went to Hursey as children, ourselves--so, I feel that Hursey is my home since I was five years old!  I have taught third grade for most of my teaching career, but have also taught second and fourth grade! I even taught three year olds for a couple of years!  Now I am delighted to be teaching Montessori, and have received my Montessori training through Seacoast Center.  This is a refreshing and exciting turn in my career,  as I have always taught in traditional classrooms up until 2018.  I am married, and have two wonderful boys, ages 15 and 12, and a little girl who is 9!  We live in Mount Pleasant, but I will always consider Park Circle my home, because that is where I grew up, and my family still lives.  Two sweet, orange cats also live with me--Purrito and Mr. Whiskers-- and in the classroom we have a one-year old ball python, Polly, and a crested gecko, Gigi!  My hobbies include writing, playing piano, singing, reading, cooking, traveling, and studying history.  In my spare time, I also volunteer with Hospice.  I am looking forward to many, many more great years here at Hursey, and with all the students!


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Phone: (843) 745-7105

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am-3:30pm

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