Bridget Shaughnessy


Bridget earned her degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education and later a MA in the same field from CU Boulder. She is passionate about teaching kids who typically fall off the grid and who need and deserve advocates. Bridget currently works as the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Coordinator at a public elementary school in Longmont, CO where her passion for international education has transcended into every classroom PreK-5th grade. Bridget is the mother of two: a feisty first grade daughter who sleeps with a different encyclopedia book every night and a lively three year old son who pushes her daily to examine life through a new lens. As an adoptive transracial parent, this lens has changed and evolved throughout the years and she it utterly grateful for the evolving wisdom and opportunities to question and re-question life around her. More than anything else, it has helped her grow as a human being. Having grown up in rural Nebraska, lived in various places across the globe such as Madrid, Spain and Cuernavaca, Mexico, Bridget finds comfort in being uncomfortable – whether that is being deemed ‘most likely to be odd’ (high school) or trying to navigate a subway system at age 16 in a city of six million people – the uncomfortable has always proven to provide the most rewarding aspects of life thus far. If she’s not in a classroom, she has her head in a jar of green olives or is off gallivanting the globe or planning her next adventure.