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We Are Wolf

We Are Wolf is a 5 question interview format showcasing members of The Wolf School Community. From alumni to parents to donors to staff – we are all Wolf!

Name: Lindsey Shoemaker

Connection to Wolf: Music Teacher

lindseyBrief Description/Bio: Lindsey was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. She studied Music Education with a minor in Psychology at the University of Montana. She landed her first teaching job at Kamaile Academy Public Charter School in Waianae, Hawaii where she taught for 6 years. It was during this time that Lindsey got to work with some amazing peers and developed as a teacher. Hawaii was also where she met and married her husband David, a Chief in the US Navy, and it was his job that has brought them from Hawaii to Rhode Island! Lindsey is fitting right in in the Ocean State, she loves the ocean and some of her hobbies include scuba diving, stand up paddle boarding and treasure hunting (searching for sea glass). People might be surprised that though she comes from a small town in Montana, Lindsey is very well traveled. She’s spent a great deal of time traveling and studying in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Central America and Europe and one day hopes to settle and live full time in Thailand.

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  • What do you love about The Wolf School?

Wolf is truly an amazing school. I feel so fortunate to have a chance to be a part of it and get to work with this extremely gifted and supportive staff. Wolf is able to really address the social and emotional health of students and being a part of that gives me hope for what the education system in America could one day be.

  • What have you done recently that you are proud of?

A lot of people consider me to be a backseat driver but I am proud to announce that I was able to go on a 6,000 mile rode trip to Montana this summer with zero squabbles about driving! Even with the crazy traffic and questionable driving we witnessed in New York. This is very much a win for me!

  • What helps you learn new things?

I learn best when I can get my hands on something to experiment with it. I definitely learn best by doing. When I have time with a concept to practice with and mess it up a few times I find that’s when I can get a true mastery of it.

  • What is your favorite form of movement?

I actually really enjoy powerlifting. There is just something really cool about getting to put up heavy weights over your head and then throw them on the ground. It makes you feel pretty powerful.

  • Who is your role model?

My mom is definitely my role model. I actually lost her 11 years ago this month to cancer. She can only be described as a firecracker of a lady who never stopped fighting for the betterment of her community. She was a big supporter of our schools and worked tirelessly to support teachers and school staff. She was my biggest cheerleader growing up.

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