Mr. Shane Armstrong
I grew up on our family's dairy farm in Ontario. After high school I moved to Saskatchewan to play football with the Regina Rams under Coach Gordon Currie. I liked it so much in Saskatchewan I decided to stay and wound up at the University of Regina where I graduated with a Bachelor of Education Degree. After teaching in rural Saskatchewan for a few years, I moved to Saskatoon where I now live and work.
I have been a high school teacher and coach for 30 years and am currently teaching at Walter Murray Collegiate where I joined the staff in 2005. Primarily a History teacher I have also taught physical education, economics, law and psychology. One of my favourite classes has to be in AVIATION STUDIES where I get to teach high school students how to build and fly airplanes! How cool is that!
From as young as I can remember I have always wanted to fly. In 2004, I decided that I had to finish what I started when I was 17, so I went back to flying and earned my Private Pilot’s license.
Not only did I earn my license, but my wife earned hers at the same time! We bought an airplane together and now we have flown our Piper Cherokee all over Saskatchewan, Canada and the United States. In 2016 was honoured and excited to be elected to the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) National Board of Directors for Saskatchewan. I am still a member of COPA Flight #10, a member of the Recreational Aircraft Association (RAA) and a member of the Hub City Radio Control Club. 2019 will mark my 14th year of teaching Aviation Studies at good ole' WMCI.
And it's still the coolest class in the school!