Fellow Profile: Shannon Potter

About Shannon

English Teacher, Jordan High School

Duke TeachHouse has offered me meaningful relationships with people who share my vision for an educational system that embraces every student and helps them to grow. It has challenged me to face the difficulties of teaching with resilience and optimism, consistently reminding me why I chose this work. This community has supported me as an entire educator... 

Shannon Potter is a Duke TeachHouse inaugural fellow and current English Teacher at Jordan High School in Durham, North Carolina. In 2017, Shannon was awarded Beginning Teacher of the Year at Jordan, selected as a district finalist for Durham Public Schools Beginning Teacher of the Year (high school division), and named the Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year 2017. She graduated from Duke with a B.A. in English and a Minor in Education in 2015. She is from Pinehurst, North Carolina.