Shawna has been teaching elementary for ten years in the public and private school systems. She graduated from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Elementary Education majoring in reading and minoring in special education. She obtained her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governor's University. She lives in the Keizer area with her husband Ryan, who is a high school teacher and basketball coach. They are beyond excited to welcome their first daughter in August this year! In their spare time, the Kirch family loves to go for hikes, get outside, cook, host game nights, spend time with family and friends, and travel, especially up to Washington to visit Shawna's family. Shawna is passionate about teaching and making learning a fun adventure! She fully believes that it's all about relationships and loves the bond between each student and herself. She is thrilled to be a part of the Baker Charter team!