Shannon Zimmerman has been a hands-on educator in Kern County for 20 years. She worked at Title 1 schools leading innovation in 21st century teaching and learning.
Shannon’s most known for her work in educational technology. She was named a top 40 innovator in education by The Center of Digital Education in 2013 for leading the Kern Google EDU/Chromebook rollout at Pond School. It was followed up in 2014 with a local award from Kern CUE naming her Teacher of the Year for her work integrating technology into the classroom.
Zimmerman joined Kern CUE in 2011 and served the local teaching community by sitting on the board until 2018. She worked along with other CUE volunteers to organize and give low cost professional development in the area of ed-tech. This experience helped propel her in the area of STEAM education and professional development.
Currently, Zimmerman is employed with the Panama Buena Vista Union School District. She started as a STEAM Engineering Specialist, co-planning and co-teaching alongside general education teachers to help them integrate STEAM into the core curriculum. Shannon also joined the professional development leadership team for pbvU University as a science and technology instructor/facilitator.
Shannon left her specialist position as she saw the need to support distance learning during the pandemic. She felt like she could better serve the students by helping teachers as a Distance Learning TOSA, teacher on special assignment, for the professional development team.