Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Sharon Cannavino
I am excited to have your child in my class this year. I graduated from Western Illinois University, Macomb, with a bachelor’s in biology and secondary education in 1993. I went on to get a master’s in curriculum and instruction in 1997 and completed an English learner endorsement in 2002 from National Louis University, Chicago and a Gifted Education endorsement in 2015 through the State of Illinois. I earned a second master’s degree in 2011 from Aurora University in Teacher Leadership in Life Sciences. In 2012 I was chosen as a Seimens Teachers as Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and spent a week at Oak Ridge National Laboratory with various researchers from around the world. In previous summers, I also had the opportunity to intern at the Ocean Systems Laboratory, in St. Thomas and St. Croix, testing water and mapping ocean currents.
I began working in District 308 when Oswego East High School opened. I transferred to Oswego High School in 2016 to be with my daughters who graduated in 2017 and 2020. Before I came to District 308, I worked in District 207 for 11 years. During that time I taught biology to Gifted students, English speakers, English learners, and special education students. I also taught a course on healthcare careers. I wake up every morning excited to come to work and see my students in the halls and in the classroom. I love the Life Sciences and hope that my students will have an appreciation of the world when they have finished my class and be able to apply throughout their lives the knowledge and skills that they have learned. I cannot imagine being anywhere else other than in front of a classroom full of high schoolers.