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Winter 2020 Director's Award of Merit Recipient - Shannon Clair
Winter 2020 Director's Award of Merit Recipient - Shannon Clair
Posted on 05/15/2020
Shannon Clair

Shannon Clair is an Educational Assistant at Rideau District High School and is being honoured for her passion for education, and her support of the high school’s breakfast program and basketball teams.

Shannon is a dedicated professional willing to complete the extra tasks that ensure the school day runs smoothly, not just for her students but for the entire student body. With a vibrant personality and a vast resource of creative ideas, she is a natural leader who demonstrates enthusiasm in ensuring the success of our students.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Shannon coordinates the breakfast program for secondary students at her school, shopping for food on her own time and preparing it. Muffins, pancakes, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches, cheese and crackers, fresh fruit and yogurt are available daily from her food cart. In some instances, she will even come into the school on weekends to bake the muffins to ensure the food students enjoy is always fresh.

Shannon serves as a staff adviser to both the Rideau DHS junior girls’ and senior boys’ basketball teams. This past season, she accompanied the senior boys’ team to after-hours tournaments in Peterborough, Renfrew, Napanee, and Brockville.

She also coordinated a unique fundraiser for the junior girls’ team this past season, which sold Rideau DHS school socks to team members and the student body. For each pair of socks sold, the team donated a pair to Martha’s Table, a homeless shelter in Kingston. Through Shannon’s efforts, 120 pairs of socks were donated during the 2019 Christmas season.

Shannon has also served as a teacher supervisor for student exchange programs to Morell, PEI and Canning, Nova Scotia through the Experiences Canada Program.

For her caring and dedication to the needs of the whole student, the Upper Canada District School Board is proud to recognize Shannon with a Director’s Award of Merit.

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