Love Letter to Teachers: Boundaries, Good Health and Encouragement

Hello teachers, you are not alone! Shannon Reed knows all about the importance of setting boundaries and self-care and gives you encouragement to survive and thrive this fall. Let's work hard and teach well - our students need us. And as my husband told me just last weekend, "if you don't take care of yourself, no one else will!" 

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Shannon Reed - Bio as Submitted

Shannon Reed is the author of Why Did I Get a B? And Other Mysteries We're Discussing in the Faculty Lounge, a book of essays and humor about her twenty-year teaching career, which has taken her from teaching preschool in Western Pennsylvania to teaching English and theatre at a Brooklyn public high school. She frequently contributes to The New Yorker and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and her work has been published at The Paris Review, Slate, and the Washington Post, among many others. Shannon is now a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. You can read more about her and her work at her website

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