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Meet the Staff

“Helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.”

Shannon Bailes, Co-Director

I have been involved in service all of my life! I became an AmeriCorps member in 1997 after being a stay-at- home mom for 14 years. Little did I know that opportunity would allow me to build a career and lead ATEAM AmeriCorps forward for 20 years.

I have been married for 37+ years to Steve Bailes. We have 4 sons, 4 daughter-in- loves, and most importantly, 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. My greatest joy is my family and spending time with them.

I also find joy in reading, when time allows, gardening, crafting, and performing and listening to music.

My passion is seeing children learn and grow academically, and watching them develop into productive citizens. I am a firm believer that attitude drives every aspect of our lives and I strive to have a positive attitude in my work, with my family and with anyone that I meet.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Gandhi

I slept and dreamt that life was a joy. I awoke and saw that life was a service. I acted and behold, service was joy. – Tagore