Shannon LeonardSenior Kindergarten
It is always exciting to welcome a VTT alum to our faculty. Kindergarten 2 teacher Shannon Leonard is a Talmud Torah graduate who recalls being taught by math and science teacher, Eric Lee z”l, and intermediate Judaics teacher, Tiki Goldenberg. After graduating from Hamber Secondary, Ms. Leonard completed a teaching degree at UBC and started her career in primary education in England. She then spent 10 years in public education in North Vancouver, six of which were in full-day kindergarten. A career opportunity in Taipei, Taiwan, for her French chef husband, led Shannon and her family to an exciting life in Asia for six years, three of them as a teacher of 3 & 4 year olds at the American School in Taipei. Wishing for her son Tristan to settle into life in Canada, her family returned to Vancouver in 2010.
Ms. Leonard is thrilled to be back at her alma mater. As a kindergarten teacher, she begins each academic year with two distinct goals: support children to build independence and foster an excitement for learning that will stay with them their entire lives.
Aside from a deep love of travel, Ms. Shannon enjoys hiking and the outdoors.