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-elect 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  Her short story ‘noir-vella’ collection Murdering Mr. Edwards will be released by Coffin Hop Press in April 2018.
  • 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.
  • In the last four years she has been short-listed twice in the Okanagan Short Story contest, and three times for the Surrey International Writers’ Conference $1000 Story Teller Award.
  • She’s been to a lot of schools!  She did her first year of post-secondary at Okanagan College, her second year at University of Alberta and University of Calgary, and finished her Bachelor’s degree at Athabasca University.  She did her teacher training and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Education at Simon Fraser University and her Masters at the University of British Columbia.
  • 20170909Kiltti&Shawn2She celebrates events in her life with artsy, interesting shoes.
  • She has always owned poodles.  Her current miniature poodle has his Advanced Trick Dog title and has begun training toward an agility title and free-style obedience work.   (Here’s a video of Kiltti doing some tricks)