Welcome to Young 5s!

Phone: (517)339-8208 ext. 3311


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Elementary Education and English with a minor in Sociology from Alma College M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Central Michigan University Nationally Board Certified

Mrs. Shannon Murton


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Shannon Murton has been teaching Young 5s in the Winnie the Pooh Room for the last 22 years. A graduate of Alma College for her undergraduate work and Central Michigan for her masters, she became Nationally Board Certified in 2020. Shannon believes in empowering students as problem-solvers, inclusive learning and nature-based play. As the Outdoor Classroom Coordinator at Wilkshire, she works to provide an additional place for this type of learning to occur. Shannon serves in the role of DEI coach and is second vice president in the teacher’s union. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her granddaughter, Murphy. She enjoys writing and reading poetry, time spent at Torch Lake and conversations that encourage introspection, growth and connection.