Shannon McLean

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Shannon McLean,


Shannon McLean started at George Brown in 2014, teaching Communication courses in a variety of program areas including Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Construction, Theatre Arts, Nursing, ESL, and Early Childhood Education. Before coming to the college system, Shannon was a full-time Secondary teacher and Acting Vice-Principal for ADSB.  She is now part of both the ESL and English & Communication faculty teams within the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies (CPLS) teaching a range of Communication subjects in post-secondary programs across the College. Shannon has also worked as the Faculty Coordinator for English and Communication for Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs. Her educational credentials include a BA from the University of Toronto, an MA from Michigan State University, and a TESL Diploma from the Canadian College of Educators.

Academic Credentials

  • TESL Diploma, Canadian College of Educators, 2016
  • Principal's Qualification Part 2, York University, 2012
  • Master of Arts: Educational Technology, Michigan State University, 2010
  • Specialist in Special Education, Lakehead University, 2009
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching Secondary, Dunedin College of Education, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts: Honours- Theatre & Drama Studies and English, University of Toronto, 2001
  • Diploma in Acting, Sheridan College, 2001

Areas of Specialization

  • Communications 
  • English for Academic Purposes

Areas of Expertise

  • Speech Arts and Drama (RCM)

Career Highlights

  • 07/2019 – Present Communications Faculty Coordinator, George Brown College 
  • 09/2014 - Present College Professor, George Brown College
  • 02/2007 - 06/2014  Secondary Teacher, Elliot Lake Secondary School
  • 02/2006 - 06/2006 Secondary Teacher, C.W. Jeffrey’s Collegiate Institute
  • 02/2005 - 06/2005 Secondary Teacher, Elliot Lake Secondary School

Other Activities

  • Faculty Coordinator for English & Communication in Hospitality and Culinary Arts programs
  • Member of George Brown College’s VPA Brain Trust