I have been teaching full-time for 23 years, and have taught from grades K - 12. I am currently an Aboriginal Education Resource Teacher. I am able to share my passion for Canadian Indigenous cultures. I try to incorporate and connect Indigenous beliefs and concepts throughout the curriculum.
I am a kinaesthetic learner and it shows in the lessons I create. I feel students engage in an activity when they can move, communicate and manipulate. My students work in an environment where they are encouraged to explore, create and try new things.
I was honoured at a potlatch in 1997, receiving the traditional Sto:lo names 'peq xa xa spath' (White Spirit Bear) and 'híkw q'oyí:ts' (Tall Elk). I have won the Multicultural and Anti-Racism Award in 2014 for the work I was doing to promote Indigenous culture in the classrooms.
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I am of Maori decent from my mother's side. I have been a West Coast artist for more than 15 years. I have studied under Carmen Mckay (Sto:lo) and Mark George (Tsleil-Waututh). I am a carver, painter, and drum maker. The image on my home page is a carving I made called Eagle Spirit.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Biology, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Canadian History, Geography, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Valentine's Day