I have been a Teacher for over 13 years. With two degrees, I have been blessed to have taught everything from Physical Education to Applied Mathematics. My main focus has always been middle years Math and Science, teaching for 8 years in that age group. Recently have taught high school and elementary students which has helped me become more aware of the struggles students face in math. I have also taught a "Serious Games" diploma through the University of Winnipeg, using my experiences and knowledge in that area.
I teach with fun in mind. If I am not having fun, why would my students be experiencing fun? I am not a big believer in text book work, rather I focus on hands on activities, using games, manipulatives and personal struggles to create engaging classroom experiences. I like to get my elbows dirty with my students and do not teach from the front of the room, rather among them.
Twice Nominated for APEGGA Science/Math Teacher Award Recognized by Calgary, AB, Deputy Mayor Brian Pincott for leadership in environment awareness for students
Bachelor Of Arts - Physical Activity and Sports Studies 2001 Bachelor Of Education - Math, Science 2003
In 2010 I officially took time off to run the company Mathopoly Games after spending the last decade creating games for students and teachers. I started selling Mathopoly and created PD's for teachers and school districts as a full time endeavour in 2011. I Have been asked to Present For Teachers and Faculty at the following conventions: Westcast Presenter – 2013,2012, 2011, 2003,2002 SWATCA Presenter – 2012 SAGE Presenter 2002,2003, 2012, 2013, 2014 CATCA Presenter 2012, 2013, 2014 CCTCA Presenter 2013 Math in Bloom - 2013 NDCTM - 2015, 2016 www.mathopoly.ca
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Math Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Short Stories, Mental Math, Decimals