History, English, Geography, Civics and Careers
Shawna Vassallo happily joins Dragon Academy as an English and Social Science teacher this year. A recent Toronto transplant, Shawna has lived most of her life in the Maritimes. After receiving her BA in English and Philosophy from Acadia University and her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick, she worked as an English and Social Sciences teacher in New Brunswick for several years, in a Canadian International IB school in Anhui, China for two years, and studied yoga and meditation at a classical yoga Ashram for one year. Passionate about education, yoga, and mindfulness, she loves reading, modern and contemporary theatre, travelling, hiking, and studying the evolution of culture and social change. She is also a writer, finishing a collection of short stories. As a teacher, Shawna aims continually to inspire students to be critical and creative thinkers, aware and engaged citizens, and lovers of the written word.