Health and Physical Education
PhD, University of Regina
M.Ed., University of Regina
Position: Assistant Professor
Education: Shannon completed her Bachelor of Education (University of Regina, 2001) in secondary education with a Physical Education major and an English Language Arts minor. Following convocation she moved into a teaching career with Regina Public Schools, teaching grades nine through twelve in the areas of Physical Education, Health Education, and English Language Arts for eight years. During this time Shannon completed her Masters in Education (University of Regina, 2008) in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Outdoor Education. She completed her doctoral work through the University of Regina, earning a PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction (2014) with a focus on experiences of Physical Education student teachers during internship.
Instructor Profile: Currently Shannon teaches in the Department of Health and Physical Education, as well as the Department of Education at Mount Royal University with particular interests in Physical Literacy, Physical Education and Undergraduate Research. She is currently the Program Coordinator for Physical Literacy in the Department of Health and Physical Education. In the past Shannon taught courses at the University of Regina in the Faculty of Education in the areas of Outdoor Education, Health Education, and Physical Education. Shannon was also formerly the Physical Education Consultant for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education where she worked collaboratively with teachers across the province to write a renewed curriculum for Physical Education at the 20 and 30 levels.
Community Service/Research Interests: Shannon is actively involved in PHE Canada (Physical and Health Education Canada), HPEC (Health and Physical Education Council) of Alberta, PHE Canada Research Council, and maintains connections with teachers in local school divisions as well as organizations such as EverActive Schools and Be Fit for Life. Her passions include Physical Education pedagogy, teacher education, outdoor education, physical literacy and working with students both in and out of the classroom/gymnasium. Shannon is working on a research program exploring the impacts of outdoor solo time on the health and well-being of students in both elementary and post-secondary school settings.