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Welcome Sonntag Families! My name is Shannon Acosta, and I am the principal at Sonntag Elementary. I am so excited to be part of such an amazing school and community. Every day I walk through the door and I think, "I work in the best school!" What a great sense of community we have built at Sonntag.

I am originally from Niagara Falls, NY. I am a diehard Yankees fan and a NY Giants fan. However, you cannot hold that against me. I do like to heckle when the football season comes around. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and my Masters in Elementary Education from Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. I later went on to get my Administration Certification from Texas Woman's University.

I started my teaching career right here in Frisco ISD in 2001, where I taught first and fourth grade at Smith Elementary. In 2008, I helped open Tadlock Elementary as the assistant principal before being named principal at Sonntag in 2010. I thoroughly enjoy working with students, parents, and teachers to make learning engaging, and more importantly, a lifelong journey. My core belief is all students can learn and celebrating the progress they make each year. Creating a learning environment that fosters the whole child is a commitment at Sonntag.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, David, and my two boys, Anthony and Aaron, and I cannot forget to mention my lovable dog, Tyson. We love seeking out new adventures and of course, watching sports. This year my oldest son Anthony will be starting 5th grade at Sonntag and Aaron, my youngest, will be starting 4th grade.   As a parent, I am proud to have the boys come to Sonntag. We have the best staff and truly are a second family to our students and parents.

Some of my personal favs include:

Color: Red
Food: Buffalo Chicken Wings  
Restaurant: Pei Wei & Chipolte
Candy: Peanut M&Ms & Nestle Crunch
Junk Food: Popcorn
Drink: Starbucks
Flower: Tulips
Sports: Football
Music: Country  

Now that you know a little about me, I just want to say how excited I am to get to know your little ones and family. I am honored to be the principal at Sonntag and thank you for sharing your children with me every day. I truly believe all students will reach their potential while at Sonntag and recognize that every child who walks through our doors is unique. This is what makes our school so special because every child brings something to the school that makes Sonntag a better place. I look forward to partnering with you this year.