Shannon Holub

​Master Teacher

I am thrilled to be part of launching a new school for gifted students where the personal and the communal merge into a singular, purposeful experience for gifted children. Vanguard will eliminate the wasted time gifted children typically suffer in school. After 19 years working in the field of gifted education, I am ready to begin a new era of collaborating with masterful colleagues to build an academic foundation with students each morning and a launch pad for their critical thinking and creativity each afternoon!

Credentials & Areas of Expertise:

  • Endorsement in Gifted Education – State of Illinois
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – National-Louis University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Illinois
  • Presenter: National Association for Gifted Children Conferences, Illinois Association for Gifted Children Conferences, and Independent Schools Association for the Central States
  • Gifted Education Teacher – Da Vinci Academy, SD54 Magnet Program, Renaissance Academy (Colorado), Quest Academy
  • Differentiation and personalized learning
  • Student leadership through character education

“Shannon gives new meaning to the word conscientious. In 25 years of teaching, I have never seen anyone with more dedication to her profession, or more skill in differentiation. Shannon consistently goes ‘above and beyond’ by putting in whatever time it takes to prepare her lessons, taking into consideration the learning styles of each student. Shannon is also very capable working with large groups of students. I observed Shannon handle a multi-aged group of forty students from third grade to eighth grade with ease. Her mere demeanor demands respect. Students soar academically because they are inspired by Shannon’s unique ability to make learning interesting and fun.”
Yvonne Trankle
Teacher, Quest Academy

“Your commitment to teaching these sometimes fragile, vulnerable, and amazingly gifted children truly makes a difference in their lives. Without teachers like you, I’m certain that my son would not be such a secure, thriving, maturing young man about to join the ranks of some of the most mathematically and scientifically gifted high school students in the state at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. My daughter also thrived under your direction in 4th grade. It is a tribute to you as a teacher that you can successfully inspire these two different types of students!”
Parent of Two Gifted Children, Quest Academy

“Two years ago, when I first joined the Magnet Program, I was shy, scared, a perfectionist, and I got stressed out about every little thing. Miss Holub changed that all for me. Miss Holub puts her heart and soul into teaching. Every day I go to school excited to see what she has planned for us that day.”
Former student, District 54 Magnet Program