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Shannon Thiessen Burton, M.Ed.
International Teacher-Librarian

We all need safe places to belong, to be included, to be part of something. I am passionate about growing community and drawing people in.

I grew up in a small farming community in Saskatchewan, Canada, and no matter where I go - from Bangladesh to Cambodia to the UK - I love to foster that small-town connected feeling. In my schools, libraries and classrooms, I work hard to make my students feel safe, included and supported as we are stretched and challenged together.


Libraries can be hothouses for both learning and connectedness. I am excited to collaboratively partner with classroom teachers, facilitating tech integration, multiple literacies, and critical and creative thinking across and beyond the curriculum.


Teaching Experience

HOPE International School

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

PreK - 12 Teacher-Librarian

2016 - 2020

University of Alberta

Master of Education


International School of Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

MYP Math/Science Teacher

Grace International School

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Head of Maths/Secondary Maths Teacher

2001 - 2005

University of Saskatchewan

Bachelors of Education, Great Distinction

Secondary Social Sciences and Chemistry

Cypress Hutterian School, Chinook Public School Division

Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada 

Grades 5-8 Teacher

Discovery Learning School

Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada

Principal/Grades 6-12 Subject Teacher

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