As a young woman, Shelagh thought seriously about becoming a police officer. Luckily, for criminals and her students, she realized her true calling was teaching.
The Grade 5/6 teacher has been with the Division for 21 years. This year is Shelagh’s first year on the Executive, where she wants to advance teacher wellness. She wants to help teachers maintain a healthy work/life balance – something she has struggled with in the past. “Teachers are givers,” she says, “but it’s important their wellness is protected.”
Shelagh says she was an average high school student, though she did sell an unusually large number of oranges to subsidize a band trip to Florida and a French tip to Europe.
Favourite 90s (or 2000s) jam: Technotronic – Pump Up the Jam, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two, The Tragically Hip, Van Halen, “and other hair bands were pretty monumental for me”