Shannon Dewar is a teacher with the York Region District School Board. Over the course of her ten year career, she has worked in French Immersion with students in the primary and junior divisions. As a lover and student of drama, she values the role the Arts have in empowering her teaching, and creating understanding, creativity and empathy in children. She believes strongly in promoting access to diverse and educational theatre; and in engaging children in dramatic play and storytelling. She believes in collaborating with artists and educators to further develop her teaching and understanding of the world. In addition to having her B.Ed. Shannon is also a graduate of the Queen’s Drama Program.