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Welcome to Michael Shanahan`s teacher page! 

The 2014-15 school year marks my 10th year as an instructor at Lanier High School.

I have always believed that one mission of high school teachers is to welcome and initiate teenagers into their status as adults. It is a privilege to work with our seniors at their first steps across this threshold of adulthood.

The study of literature in its historical contexts is essential for being a fully aware citizen of the modern world. The philosophies, symbols, political and social movements, and ideas about psychology and human relations have all been explored and passed down to us through the literary arts. Many of the terms, idioms, and allusions we use in everyday conversations are echoes of the great works of literature. I always like to say, "If you don't know great books, you'll never be in on the joke."