Shannon James was born in California, but was raised in West Jordan, Utah. She attended Snow College as an athletic trainer for 2 years then graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor Degree in Health Education and Exercise Science.
Shannon has always had a love and passion for teaching health and fitness. In her early years, as a competitive gymnast, she understood the importance of hard-work, dedication, health and well-being. Since then, Shannon has achieved many levels of success in the health and fitness industry. She brings with her 20 years as a certified fitness trainer/instructor, as well as 5 years as a gymnastic coach/dance teacher. She has been instrumental in the success, development, and growth in numerous individuals striving to achieve optimal health and wellness. Through her passion, drive and focus Shannon is excited to bring her success to Early Light Academy.
One of Shannon's life goals is to make a positive difference in her community. One way she feels she is able to accomplish this is through teaching at Early Light Academy. "I believe through teaching at ELA, we don't just have an opportunity to make a difference, we have an obligation to make a difference in the life of each and every one of our students!"
Shannon has been happily married for 25 years to her husband Mark. They have two beautiful children Bailey (24) and Bronson (21). The James gang also includes two dogs, Marley and Dixie, and two cats Fatness and Rousey. She enjoys spending time with her family watching movies and football, decorating her home, gardening, working out at the gym, relaxing and sipping on a steaming hot great cup of coffee!!!