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Shawna Leson

High School Teacher/Homeroom Teacher




A Little About Myself

My name is Mrs. Shawna Leson. I was born in Canora, SK, and grew up in the Buchanan District. I attended University in Manitoba, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Education. 

Shortly after returning to Canora, I married my husband, Shannon Leson. We have built our life as we work together and find ourselves exceptionally busy keeping up with our four children, Skylar, Saryn, Shayna and Shiloh. 

Upon my return to Saskatchewan, I was hired within Good Spirit School Division, first as an EA and then as a Teacher. The majority of my career was spent at Canora Composite School, where my absolute passion was teaching middle years English Language Arts.

In 2013, I applied for a sabbatical leave from teaching to work with my husband, Shannon, in our family business. While on leave, it was my intention to further my education in the field of grief counselling, especially designed for dealing with children/youth and grief and emotional mental health.

With the decision to permanently resign from my teaching position at CCS, I found I greatly missed my role as an educator. FlexEd has provided the most wonderful opportunity to fulfill my passion as a teacher, allowing me to work with an incredible staff/administration and the most amazing students, parents and mentors. The values FlexEd stands by coincide with my own beliefs and principles. I could not feel more blessed by having the opportunity to work in such a modern, supportive, educational environment.

 


Fun Fact

Last year, I rode my snowmobile across Saskatchewan (approx. 1400 km in -43 degree weather) with a group known as Prairie Women on Snowmobiles - Mission 2019 for the purpose of raising funds for Breast Cancer Research. We raised over $80,000!