Shanna Bohdan joins English department staff


Emily Baumgartner

Emily Baumgartner– New to the teaching staff this year, Shanna Bohdan teaches English 9 and 12 along with English Composition in room A238. Bohdan went to St. Charles high school right outside of Chicago. She fell in love with teaching at an early age, so by the time she attended Butler, she had an idea of what she wanted to be.

“I originally majored in music education because I thought I wanted to be a choir director. I still was going to have to give recitals, and I got stage fright and just couldn’t do it. I wound up changing my major to English education and then started my path to be an English teacher,” Bohdan said.

Bohdan previously taught at Pike High School while she was getting her master’s degree at Indiana University. After getting her degree, she taught at a charter school and then become an academic dean at Kaplan University before she came to Fishers.

Since employed at Fishers, Bohdan only has positive feedback about the staff and facility.

“I was overwhelmed by excellence. I am surrounded by rockstar teachers who can tell you anything about any standard. Here I have learned that everybody is human, and we all have days that we are not rockstars, so being surrounded by so many talented colleagues gets me really excited,” Bodhan said.

Bohdan currently serves as the sophomore class sponsor and really enjoys getting to know all the students. She also holds “Magic Lens Mondays” for her freshman students after school to help them with their grammar.

“Outside of the classroom, I like to box, so I work out at Title Boxing. I used to sing in my church choir, so I’m hoping to return to that soon. Right now I live school. Being out of the classroom for so many years, it’s like i’m a first year teacher again. So for now, I live planning and grading and that’s about it,” Bohdan said.

For Mrs. Bohdan, it is important that she has good relationships with her students in the classroom.

“I want my students to know me and know that I care about them and want them to do well. I want them to know that when I’m pushing on them or harping on them it comes from a place of wanting them to do great things,” Bohdan said.

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Shanna Bohdan joins the English department. Photo taken by Emily Baumgartner.

Bohdan wants to leave her students with grit and determination. She hopes they will strive in life after being in her classroom.