Shannon Kennelly, recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student, 2024

Shannon Kennelly, School of Architecture

Shannon Kennelly

Shannon Kennelly is a master’s student in the School of Architecture. One student described Shannon as a teaching assistant who is focused on supporting and empowering students: “With Shannon, questions are answered, and assistance is provided thoroughly, never feeling like a burden or that she’s providing feedback and guidance because she ‘has to’ as part of her role, but rather because she truly cares.”

Another student remarked on how Shannon created a supportive environment: “Shannon went above and beyond to create a welcoming learning environment for students while addressing the unique challenges of a hybrid term.”

A faculty member in her department praises Shannon’s passion for teaching: “Shannon has demonstrated a passion for teaching and teaching development, through pedagogical strategies and even architecture for education.”