SPA will be closed Tuesday, January 23, due to the snow and hazardous driving conditions. Please note that school will be closed entirely on Tuesday, including all classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We do not make this decision lightly. Like you, we would much prefer our students to be in school, but today’s extreme weather makes travel unsafe for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Bryn S. Roberts
Head of School
Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
M.Ed. Secondary Science Education, Indiana University
Shannon Browne is an SPA Middle School science teacher who loves to help her students connect concepts and skills covered in class to the world outside of school. “I love the ‘aha’ moments. Those moments are the foundation for discovering potential as a science student and for lifelong learning,” she says. Ms. Browne discovered her potential as a science student early in life, choosing to pursue an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Zoology. She then worked for 3M, analyzing and designing surgical masks for their Medical Products Group. Her career aspirations changed, however, and she decided to pursue a master's degree in secondary science education from Indiana University - Indianapolis. She taught in Oakdale, MN before coming to SPA. In addition to teaching 6th grade and 8th grade science, and advising on the 8th grade team, Ms. Browne coaches the Middle School girls’ tennis team. Her interests outside of school and sports include traveling, live music, home improvement projects, and spending time with family.