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Dr. Beach


Dr. Shannon Beach

AP Seminar Teacher
AP Research Teacher 
10 Honors English Teacher
Writing Center Director
Girl's Head Track Coach
Chagrin Falls High School

440-247-2072 Ext. 4469

Education and Training

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction                                                                       
Kent State University, 2012
Dissertation Title: "Putting Ourselves In Their Shoes": Case Studies of Four Teenagers' Reading Experiences with Nonfiction in a Social Studies Classroom

M.Ed., Curriculum and  Instruction                                                                      
Youngstown State University, 2005

Youngstown State University, 1998

State of Ohio Board Certifications

English (9-12)
Speech Communications (9-12)
Reading (K-12)
All areas of Communication (7-8)

Education Work Experience

English Teacher (08/1999 - present)
Chagrin Falls High School

Adjunt Professor (08/2010-08/2013)
Kent State University

English Department Chair (08/2001-08/2016)
Chagrin Falls High School

EnglishTeacher (08/1998 - 08/1999)
Solon High School

Language Arts Leadership Instructor (08/2008-05/2009)
Ashland University

Beach, S. (2010). “Victoria J. Risko.” In W. L. Linek, D. Massey, E.G. Sturtevant, L. Cochran, B. McClanahan, and M. B. Sampson (eds.),The College Reading Association Legacy: A Celebration of 50 Years of Literacy Leadership. Commerce, TX: Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.


Beach, S. Morgan, D., & Rudd, L. (2012, November). Exploring the identities of high school readers. A project presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Beach, S., Green, J., Hunt, R., & Thacker, A. (2009, February). Using technology
in the 21stCentury. A district wide initiative presented at the Educational Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. 

Beach, S., Fishman, C., & Gornik, R. (2008, October). The journey and the judgment: Transformative leadership in practice. A project presented at The Curriculum and Pedagogy Annual Meeting, Decatur, GA.


Consulting, Reading Across the Content Areas (2010) 
Fireland Local School District

Guest Lecturer, Curriculum Wisdom  (2010)
Cuyahoga Falls High School

Member, Kent State University Curriculum Leadership Institute (2008-2009)

Guest Lecturer, Teacher Leadership (2006)                                                                         
Youngstown State University


Beach, S. (2012). Reading and writing in the content areas.
Chagrin Falls HIgh School

Beach, S. (2009). Using online learning in a high school English classroom.                              
Chagrin Falls High School.

Beach, S. (2006), State Institute for Reading Intervention (SIRI-A)  
Warrensville Heights

Beach, S. (2005).Reading Across the Content Areas. Professional development
Chagrin Falls High School

Beach, S. (2005), State Institute for Reading Intervention (SIRI-A)  
Brecksville/Broadview Heights

Beach, S. (2004-2005). English Language Arts Academy (ELAA)
Cleveland State University

Beach, S. (2004). Writing Across the Curriculum. Professional development                                 
Chagrin Falls High School.

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
International Reading Association
National Council of Teachers of English


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