Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education Master's degree in Reading
Mrs. Shaynna M. Riel
This is my 25th year teaching. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern MS and a Master's degree in Reading from the the University of South Alabama. I am highly qualified and AMSTI trained. I have taught sixth grade, second grade and first grade. I taught 13 years at Christ the King Catholic School right down the road from DES. This is my twelfth year as a first grade teacher at Daphne Elementary. I feel very blessed to be working with such an awesome group of teachers! And even more blessed to be working with such sweet first graders!
I have been married for 24 years and have two wonderful children. My son, Trae, is twenty-two. My daughter, Sage, is fifteen and is a sophomore at Spanish Fort High School. And we have one very spoiled dog, Thad!! I spend most of my free time with family. We enjoy SFHS football games; cooking out and playing games. I also enjoy reading. I especially love mysteries but most of what I read during the school year is school related.
My goal in teaching is to create life long learners by inspiring them to be the best they can be and to always reach for the stars!!