My name is Mr. Shebest and I'm new to Placer School this year! I'm excited to be working with 7th and 8th graders in Science (my favorite subject). My wife, Amanda, and I just moved here in June from Windsor in Sonoma County and we're loving life in Loomis. Amanda grew up here and actually went to Placer Elementary! I taught middle school math and science in Windsor for the last 15 years and it was awesome. Before that I was at the University of Connecticut, where I earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education. And before that, I worked on submarines as a combat systems technician as well as a Navy Diver. I grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, which is where the Little League World Series is held every year (note: baseball wasn't my jam so I played soccer every spring and fall all the way through high-school). When I'm not hanging out with Amanda and our two dogs, Sam and Oliver, I like to have fun trail-running, road-cycling, open-water swimming, and reading as much as I can (books are minds ALIVE). When possible/convenient, please stop on by my classroom (#14) and say hello. I look forward to meeting you AND all the adventures ahead!