Jean Major, a former teacher with the Halton Catholic District School Board, has been inducted into Canada’s Field Hockey Hall of Fame!

Jean holds an impressive career in field hockey, where she was a member of Canada’s national team from 1977-1984, with two of those years serving the team as co-captain. 

She represented Canada in three World Cup tournaments, and competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. 

In the 1983 World Cup tournament in Malaysia, she was named to the World 11 all-star team, and also helped lead Team Canada to a silver medal victory.

After her time playing field hockey professionally, Jean joined HCDSB, where she worked at St. Ignatius of LoyolaBishop Reding and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary Schools.

Jean is well known for not only her time in the classroom, but her involvement in secondary athletics, clubs and programs. Jean coached field hockey, badminton, dragon boat, soccer, track & field and basketball. She was also involved in Team Unbreakable, the Breakfast Program, Dominican Republic Mission Trips and Girls Night In.

We are blessed to have had such an experienced athlete, teacher and mentor grace the hallways of our schools. Congratulations, Jean, on this amazing accomplishment!