• About Me

    Name: Shawn Kaplan
    School: Upper Merion Area Middle School
    Room No.: C318
    Position: Sixth Grade ELA Teacher
    Phone #: 610 205 8981

    Email: SKaplan@umasd.org






     Hello students and families! 

    My name is Shawn Kaplan and I am really excited to be starting my fifth year here at Upper Merion Middle School, and my fourth year teaching ELA on the Dolphins team.  I am looking forward to working with all of our teachers, parents, and adminstrators to make this school year an amazing one for our students.

    A little bit about me- I grew up nearby in Lafayette Hill, PA, and after graduating high school I went to THE Ohio State University where I was fortunate enough to play two seasons of varsity lacrosse for the Buckeyes. Unfortunately, I had to hang up my cleats a bit early because of some injuries, but I had an incredible experience that has had a huge impact on making me the person (and teacher) that I am today. After graduating from OSU I returned home to earn my teaching certificate and Masters Degree in Education from Saint Joseph's University. At St. Joe's, I worked in the Writing Center tutoring students who were majoring in a variety of different areas. When I'm not teaching or coaching, I enjoy reading, watching movies, going to the shore, rooting on my favorite teams, and spending time with my family. 

    The best way to contact me is through email, and if there is anything that I can do to help, please do not hesitate to reach out at any time.  

    Shawn and Claude  

    Me and my friend, Claude Giroux. Go Flyers!