Alliance Title Teacher of the Month Winner- Shannon VanBuren

Alliance Title Teacher of the Month Winner- Shannon VanBuren

September 2021

Lewiston, ID – Alliance Title and Escrow and had the opportunity to present Ms. Shannon Van Buren with Lewiston High School with the September Alliance Title Teacher of the Month.

Ms. Van Buren was awarded a certificate of achievement from Alliance Title and Escrow, a personalized stamp from Printcraft Printing, a $50 gift card to McDonald’s of The LC Valley, and a $100 gas card from Nez Perce Express.

Lewiston, Lapwai, Asotin, and Clarkston School Districts are the schools participating in the Teacher of the Month program.  If you would like to nominate a teacher from one of these school districts, a nomination form can be filled out on One teacher will be chosen each month based on nomination letters received through

Here is the letter of nomination that was received for Ms. Van Buren:

“If someone needs a smile, give them yours" should be Shannon Van Buren's motto if it isn't.  This happy-go, lucky longtime faculty member puts a smile on your face every time you see her.  Shannon, a native of Buhl, Idaho, began teaching at Lewiston High School in 1996.  She has taught English 9, 10, 11, AP Literature and Composition, Survey of Classical American Film, and many more classes throughout her career here.  Extracurricular activities have included volleyball, track, ultimate frisbee club, and mock trial team continues today.

As many teachers do, Shannon continued her education.  Last year she started in another role at LHS.  She is our new librarian.  Taking on the transition from teacher to teacher-librarian and move to a new school had been a daunting undertaking.  All the students and staff knew that "Van B" had could handle the task at hand.  In addition to these roles, she is also our district librarian and Valnet coordinator!

Shannon has always taken a great interest and caring approach to her students and has continued in her new role with a broader audience.  Our happy, intelligent, and talented librarian is excited about helping all of us at LHS. Wouldn't you want to check out all that a library has to offer with someone like this greeting you at the door? Our students and staff believe this to be the case.“

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