Ms. Shannon Colabella receives the Golden Apple

Ms. Shannon Colabella receives the Golden Apple
Posted on 11/23/2021

Nominated by: Karlene Murray

We are excited to announce that Shannon Colabella our Alternative Learning Program Teacher was a recipient of the Golden Apple Award. Nominated by Karlene Murray, Social Worker at PHS.


Mrs. Colabella comes to school with a smile on her face ready to help her ALP students suceed and reach their goals. She is caring and compassionate and is always trying to think of ways to encourage the students to believe in themselves and motivate them. She has demonstrated that she understands the importance of relationship building with our students. She listens and offers structure and positive feedback to our students and team members. Shannon takes the time to get to know each students' strengths and areas for growth. She becomes familiar with their interests and incorporates her knowledge of each student when creating behavior plans and incentives. Recently a student who turned 18 lost her health insurance, Mrs. Colabella sat with her, reached out to health source RI and completed the application for health insurance with her. Shannon has the "Remind" App on her phone and will reach out to students daily to help ensure their attendance, to see if they are doing okay. She always encourages their engagement and work completion. Shannon is very dedicated to her students, her co-workers and the school district.


She volunteers to join various initiatives and teams. In the 2019-2020 school year she and I attended a restorative justice training and she has been working to incorporate what we learned into the ALP routine with students. She helped me with the holiday gift giving program and food drive this school year and then organized the first spring food drive that our school has done that I can remember. She is a great team member. Shannon is always in communication with the school psychologist and I.

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