Hull Adult Education Centre, Western Quebec School Board -Computer Science Teacher -Career Choice Teacher -Complementary Services Coordinator -Assistant Centre Director Learning Well -Founder, Teacher Grade Expectations -Teacher -Centre Manager Ottawa Carleton District School Board -Special Education Teacher Ottawa Carleton District School Board -Supply Teacher Ewha American Language School, South Korea -International ESL Teacher
I strongly believe in relationship building as a place to begin in teaching. As a big proponent of attachment theory I emphasize a strong classroom community with active, safe participation. I like to challenge students to move into areas they feel less comfortable to optimize their personal growth. I enjoy a relaxed classroom atmosphere and a strong mutual respect between teacher and student. I enjoy seeing students lead discussions, teach others, group and pairs activities, seminar and workshop formats. I am not a sage on the stage!
*Nominated for a Teacher Award of Excellence, Western Quebec School Board (decision pending) *Publication, Book Review for “Hydro”, York University Socialist Review, April 2005 *Report, 76 pages: Ontario Hydro De-regulation and Privatization during the former Conservative Premier Harris tenure 2004 *TD Canada Trust Bursary 2004 *Millennium Bursary recipient 2004, 2003 *Pepsi Cola Bursary recipient 2003 *York University Bursary Award recipient 2003 *Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certified, Oxford Seminars, Sept. 2001 *Publication, A comparative analysis of Canadian Forest Tenure, 52 pages 1998
2006-2007 Bachelor of Education Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Ontario 1997-2005 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Political Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario - specializing in Canadian Public policy, NAFTA, Global South Development
Member in Good Standing OCT Accomplished teacher specializing in child and at risk/special needs youth education. Specialization in self-management practices to support people’s personal and professional goals. Combines commitment, business acumen, and relationship building to exceed personal and business outcomes