Shannon's email: Shannon.Vanderhyde@csredhawks.orgTop of Page
My family moved to West Michigan when I was in 7th grade. I graduated from Rockford High School, and continued my education with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education at Western Michigan University. After I graduated, I did a lot of substitute teaching in the Cedar Springs area and was impressed with the quality of the faculty and the students. My husband and I bought our first house here in 2003, and had our first daughter in 2004. We have 3 children: Alex, Josephine and Dominic.
I am involved in the PTO at Cedar Trails and have friends at many of the different buildings here. I am still impressed by our wonderful staff and their dedication to helping our students. I became involved in the Cedar Springs Board of Education because I am sick of just sitting at home complaining. I think it is important to get involved. Our schools are drastically underfunded, and I want a say in how the money is spent. I am ready to make the difficult decisions to keep our students achieving at a high level.