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Shannon Tarlton

I grew up in Aiken County, South Carolina, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at University of South Carolina Aiken. I then attended Lander University in SC to complete my Master of Arts in Teaching. My teaching career began at Swansboro Middle School before moving back home to Aiken to teach for a few years. I then returned to North Carolina to teach in Wake County before coming to Craven County Schools and teaching at Havelock Middle. I am excited to come to New Bern High School for my fifteenth year of teaching. This is my first year teaching high school! 

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, bird-watching, and art-making. Fiber art is the area in which I have become most comfortable, though my interests are expansive. As an art teacher, I dabble in a variety of media and often use my artistic trials as interior decor, another interest of mine. Planning and organizing vacations is also something that I greatly enjoy. My boyfriend and I especially love the mountains and going on small hikes with our dachshund mix, Buster. I am also a mom to many plants and revel in the glory of not killing them.