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Shannon Marissen

Shannon Marissen

Foods Teacher

Phone: 780-790-1100

I grew up in a small fishing village called Port Stanley, Ontario. Growing up on a Great Lake  gave me a real appreciation for the natural world and exploring it. This inquiry has propelled me to explore all parts of the world as I love to travel.  I have lived in many parts of Canada and now call Fort McMurray home. I have been in Fort McMurray for the last 10 years and have been teaching in the district the whole time. I love teaching at McTavish, the students, staff and sense of community here is amazing! It truly feels like home.

I am a naturalist loving all things outdoors. You can find me walking the Birchwood Trails daily with my dogs. Working in the garden, supporting green initiatives in the district and our community. I am a creative and peaceful soul who loves cooking, good music, renovating homes/cottages and furniture. I practice yoga daily and think it's truly important to find some time in your day for reflection. 

Before my career in teaching I completed a Diploma in Food and Beverage Management from Fanshawe College  and worked in the Hospitality Industry for over 15 years. When I decided I needed a change in life I went back to school and  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Western University, and continued on to a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University.

My favorite thing about teaching is that no day is the same, students have great energy and make you feel young at heart. I love my job, and that's what I love about teaching.