Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Susan Shonk, Assistant Principal
Dear Explorer Families,
It is with humility and enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the newly appointed assistant principal of Cary Woods Elementary! I am incredibly honored to lead alongside Mrs. Snyder at CWE. We are extremely fortunate to serve such a supportive community of dedicated teachers, involved parents, and diverse learners.
During my 26-year career as an educator, I have served Auburn students at Pick Elementary, teaching 3rd and 4th grade. Prior to moving to Auburn in 2014, I taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade in Houston County, Georgia. I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University. Go Eagles! I attained a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Troy University and a 6-year Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University. More recently, I obtained National Board Certification in the area of Middle Childhood Generalist.
I believe that every child is worthy of love, commitment, and opportunity. I look forward to working alongside the most amazing team of teachers to offer a welcome and safe environment where our students will learn and grow. Thank you for sharing your precious children with us, and I look forward to meeting each of you! Here’s to a wonderful and successful school year!
In partnership with you,