I'm a sex educator certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), with over 17 years experience, specializing in healthy relationships and special education. I currently teach graduate and undergraduate classes at two universities, and continue developing materials for K-12. I also offer training, consultation, and more classroom materials through Sexpressions.com.
I try to offer materials for all teaching styles: PowerPoint lectures and pamphlets for more instructive classes, discussion and group-based activity kits where teens share their perspectives on issues like LGBTQ bullying and consent, and a middle-ground of SMART Board™ interactive lectures and lesson plans using mixed teaching and learning methods.
I received the 2013 First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology for my work making accessible resources for students on the autism spectrum. I was also a consultant and on-screen expert for a February 2013 CTV News Montreal special report discussing the difficulties Quebec teachers face without a curriculum or training from the government.
I am an instructor at McGill University in the Department of Educational Counselling and Psychology, as well as at Concordia University in Applied Human Sciences. I'm also a founding member of the Executive Board for the Sexual Health Network of Quebec (re-launched from the Planned Parenthood Chapter of Montreal in 2005), and a past member of the AASECT committee for certification in sexuality education. At one point, I was the president of the Association of Family Life Educators of Quebec.
In addition to a classic sex ed focus on anatomy, puberty, sexual health, and the prevention of STIs and pregnancy, I create resources to help teachers talk to parents or address more difficult but equally important topics such as healthy relationships, consent, LGBTQ issues, social media, and internet safety.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Biology, Social Studies - History, Civics, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Health, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Character Education, Criminal Justice - Law, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Education, Early Intervention