Mrs. Shannon Szymikowski came to The Joseph Sears School in 2017. Mrs. Szymikowski has been teaching kindergarten in the Chicago area since 2010. She earned her bachelor's degree in Studio Art from Kenyon College and her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to her teaching career, she worked for ten years in public relations and event planning. Mrs. Szymikowski enjoys painting, gardening, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.