I started out teaching ESL to French speakers here in Quebec for two years and then moved on to being a homeroom teacher in English Elementary Schools. I have taught all grades at some point in time but since becoming a homeroom teacher, I have spent most of my time teaching kindergarten, first grade and fourth grade. I am currently teaching first grade.
I am a teacher who believes that building relationships with students and their families is the key to student learning. I have high expectations for what my students can achieve and learn. I also have high standards and expectations for myself. I always want to learn and improve. Mostly, now that I am a mother, I teach the way I would like for my daughter, who has special needs, to be taught.
I was educated in both English and French, in different provinces across Canada. I went to college and studied fine arts, media and languages. I then attended Concordia University and graduated from the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Specialization B.A..
I am the spouse of a wonderful man named Ghislain and the proud mommy of a three year old girl named Clara. I live with them, as well as our two cats, Runtie and Mia, and our pug, Lola. I am passionate about global issues and try to include global citizenship and awareness themes in my teaching.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, General Science, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Engineering