Dr. Shannon Larsen was born and raised near Toronto, Canada. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College, VT. She majored in Russian and minored in both French and Elementary Education. After spending a year teaching 2nd grade in Cali, Colombia, Dr. Larsen returned to the United States. She received her Ed. M from Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied International Education. Dr. Larsen spent several years as a 5th grade teacher in a town north of Boston and eventually became the district’s elementary mathematics coach. She also spent one year teaching 7th grade math. In 2012, Dr. Larsen graduated from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning. Her research focuses on professional learning for elementary school teachers and collaborative classroom practices. In her free time, she loves to travel, read, and spend time with friends and family.
- 2012 PhD Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
- 2002 MED Harvard Graduate School of Education
- 1999 BA Middlebury College