Welcome to Ms. Shaughnessy's Page

Phone: (208) 578-5090 Ext. 2919


Degrees and Certifications:

BA: University of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Studies BA: Boise State University, Elementary Education Endorsement: Montana State University, Library Media Specialist (K-12)

Ms. Shaughnessy


Hello! My name is Maggie Shaughnessy. I am the Librarian at Alturas Elementary. I grew up here in the Wood River Valley and graduated from Wood River High School.  I attended the University of California in Santa Barbara where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science.

After graduating from U.C.S.B, I moved back to the Wood River Valley and worked as a paraprofessional at Hailey Elementary for a few years. My experience as a paraprofessional helped me realize my love for teaching, especially at the elementary level. So, I attended Boise State University where I earned my second Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (K-8) with a Reading Endorsement (K-12).

I started my teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher at Bellevue Elementary school. I then became a reading teacher at Woodside/Alturas Elementary. My love for reading and sharing children's literature with my students inspired me to once again return to school. I received my Library Media Specialist Endorsement (K-12) from Montana State University in Bozeman. I now have my dream job as the librarian at Alturas! I love helping kids learn how to read and now I get to help them find books, books, and more books!