Ms. Shannon Davila

Phone: 480.472-4666

Ms. Davila

I am so excited for my eighth year as a Sidewinder! This is my 15th year in Mesa and 23rd in education.  I am so lucky that I already know lots of Smith students and families after counseling at Skyline High School and our feeder school Sousa Elementary School since 2002.  I earned my  B.A. in Journalism and English from the University of Arizona (Go Cats!!!), teaching credentials through Ottawa University, and M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Before being a counselor, I worked as a crime news reporter, a freelance writer, and an English teacher.

Even though I am the designated counselor for students whose last names begin with letters A-H, I am here to help all Smith students be successful academically, socially and personally.  I am available to students during classroom lessons,  for talks one-on-one, in small groups when possible, and even when I am out and about on campus.  I am often out at lunches and in the halls each day and I encourage students to check in and ask questions then, so they can have instant feedback.  Beyond the day-to-day duties as a counselor, I am the Smith testing coordinator and sponsor the ambassador team.

I am a a proud product of Mesa Public Schools (a Roosevelt Roughrider, a Powell Patriot & a Westwood Warrior!) and love being a Sidewinder and part Mesa's tradition of great schools.

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