Ms Shawn Pollgreen
Professor, English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes (EAP)
I am a Florida native, born and raised in Key West, so I love being outside near the ocean and nature. My husband and I enjoy playing disc golf, eating at mom and pop international restaurants, watching movies, and traveling when we can. In addition, I love to hike, kayak, and read. I found my current career path and passion after earning my bachelor's degree in communications and while working and traveling overseas, where I discovered that teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language was a career. I tutored and taught English in Egypt, Germany, Japan, and Thailand for several years and then returned to the U.S. to earn my master’s degree in TESOL. I enjoyed teaching at Seminole State College and UCF, and then found my home at Valencia College, where I have been teaching since 2007. I am fortunate to work with amazing colleagues, who share their passion for cultural exchange and language learning/teaching, and with amazing multilingual, multicultural EAP students, who enrich our college and community and certainly enrich my teaching practice.
Office: Osceola Campus