I recently moved to Saskatchewan from Ontario and I have four children of my own. I am ecstatic to be a BEAD student in the Middle Years education program at the University of Regina. My two youngest children are now in Grade 5 and Grade 8, so I know how challenging and rewarding this age group can be. I have some previous experience coaching sports, leading arts education, and tutoring students of various abilities in reading and math skills. I also took French throughout my education – from Grade 1 until University, and am open to using this in my teaching career. You could say that I’m a jack-of-all-trades and master of some, but this variety helps me to work passionately in all subjects, with students of all abilities, to help them reach their greatest potential. If you are interested in seeing my resume, it is available here.
One additional area that I am excited to put into action is Treaty Education. Having recently attended; a Treaty Education workshop, TreadyEdCamp, as well as a number of First Nations events, I am keen to incorporate this subject matter into the classroom.
Despite having a wide variety of skills, I know that there is a big difference between my past experiences and teaching a classroom. By spending time in the classroom as a pre-service teacher, a couple of things I hope to experience are; executing purposeful lesson plans and adapting to classroom dynamics. In particular, I am always interested to share ideas, experiences, strategies and best practices with other teachers.
Welcome to my blog! I hope you will share a piece of your own journey with me.