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Mrs. Adriane Cannon
Mrs. Adriane H. Cannon has 24 years of experience as an educator. She has been teaching English in the Cleveland School District for the past 15 years. Prior to both high schools merging, Cannon coached both the girls basketball team and tennis team at East Side High School. In her early years at East Side, she also coached the D. M.Smith junior high girls basketball team . Along with teaching 10th grade English, she serves as the English Department Chairperson at Cleveland Central High School. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her outstanding dedication and commitment to teaching, and student achievement, including 2015 Teacher of the Year and English II PREP Award.
Cannon holds a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Secondary Reading from Grand Canyon University. She is presently working toward completing her specialist and administrative degree.
Cannon is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she majored in Mass Media Communications and minored in English. One of her greatest joys of teaching is watching students excel beyond their wildest dreams. “I get a kick out of setting expectations with my students, and then, seeing the joy and the look on their faces when they have not only met their goal, but they have far exceeded their expectations.” Cannon believes “Nothing is impossible to those who believe, and with that belief, hard work and dedication to the task must be added.”
Cannon is happily married to Dr. Sylvester Cannon, Jr. of Drew, MS, and together, they have two sons: Sylvester Josiah (16) and Ashton (10). She enjoys spending time with her family, learning, teaching, reading, researching, writing, traveling, dancing, bowling, playing basketball and tennis, and working with young people. She has traveled far and wide--47 states and three continents and dreams of seeing more of the world.