Ecole McTavish is a grade 7-12 school that will develop well-rounded, socially conscious, 21st century learners, who are focused on their achievement and personal success.

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Shannon Marissen

Teachers - High School - Foods Teacher

About Me

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 been in Fort McMurray for the last 6 years and 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 community. I am a creative and peaceful soul who loves cooking, good music, renovating homes/cottages and furniture.  I practice yoga daily and think its truly importance to find some time in your day for reflection. 

I have a Foods background: Worked in the Hospitality industry for 10 years before heading back to University, Diploma in Food and Beverage Management from Fanshawe College, London ON  

I have 8 years of  Teaching experience. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Western University in London ON., and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University in North Bay, ON

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.