Phone: 512-759-5430


Degrees and Certifications:

Certified Medical Assistant Certified Paraprofessional Special Education Resource Inclusion Aid. Certified in CPR and First Aid

Mrs. Shanna Mikel



    My name is Mrs. Mikel and I am the Kindergarten, 4th and 5th grade Certified Paraprofessional Resource Inclusion Aide for the Special Education Department at Cottonwood Creek Elementary. I grew up in my beautiful home town of South Lake Tahoe, CA and traveled all over the Western U.S. after I graduated high school before moving to Sacramento to be a live in nanny for my sister and brother in law while I went to college. My husband and I moved to Hutto 14 years ago from Sacramento, California where I obtained my Certification in pediatric medical assisting. I worked in the pediatric medical field for 8 years before deciding to go into teaching to spend more time with my daughter who is now 11 years old and in 5th grade. Before coming to CCES I was a substitute teacher and Certified Paraprofessional Resource Inclusion Aide for 2 years at Jubilee Wells Branch Charter Scool and before that I worked at Shoreline Church as a Pre-K teaching assistant, infant teacher, after school teacher and their on call nurse. I Joined the CCES team in August of 2019. My passion is teaching Special needs and learning disabilities and helping students be successful. My motto is, If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn and I truly believe this helps every child succeed. Not every student will learn the same way another student may learn. I like coming up with ways to encourage students to think their own thoughts, ways and how they think a problem should be solved. By doing so and demonstrating that, my students have become more successful through the years. I love working at CCES and I hope one day I will be working with one of your students in the near future.