Shawn Bird (B.A., M.Ed.) has been teaching for 25 years.  She has taught at every secondary school in SD83.

She can be reached most easily via email:

Other things to know about Mrs. Bird:

  • She drives a distinctive VW Hug Bug called “Sheila.” It’s green and has butterflies and flowers on it. You have to hug your friends when you see Sheila, not punch them.
  • She was a Rotary Exchange student after she graduated high school and lived in Finland for a year.  She can still speak Finnish.
  • She is president of the Shuswap Rotary Club and is the teacher sponsor for the SAS Interact club.
  • She is the author of several novels and poetry collections.  She maintains an author blog at
  • Because she is active in the writing community, she knows a lot of authors and loves bringing authors to her students
  • Her daughter is a teacher, too.
  • Her son is a sommelier.
  • She plays the harp (though not particularly well).
  • She was The Bird Woman in Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 production of Mary Poppins.
  • She celebrates events in her life with artsy, interesting shoes.
  • She has always owned poodles.  Kiltti-monkey2A
  • Her current miniature poodle has his Advanced Trick Dog title and is training in agility, Rally obedience, and free-style obedience (dancing).