I have been a teacher since 1993. After graduation from high school, I taught for 7 years at St. Thomas Aquinas (in Brampton) before transferring to Cawthra Park Secondary School (Mississauga) in 1999. Over the years, I have taught French, English, History, Geography, World Religions, Civics, Careers, Special Ed, Canadian Law and International Law. I don't see myself as a teacher of specific subjects, however. I teach students.
No matter which subject I'm teaching, my hope is that students in my class will learn together in a positive, respectful, and safe environment. (While maybe...accidentally...having a little fun at the same time.) I want to challenge my students to: --think critically and become better decision-makers --understand that hard work can be rewarding --question authority, while still respecting it --learn how to advocate for themselves and others --become informed, thoughtful and active citizens --become life-long learners.
Excellence in Education Award, OSSTF District 19, 2008. Lead Writer for the on-line Civics course created by the Ministry of Education. Author/editor of numerous articles and case studies that have been published by: Pearson Publishing, Emond Montgomery, and the Toronto Star.
I attended the University of Ottawa, where I received by Honours History degree and my Teaching certificate. Since then, I have completed my Honours History ABQ with OISE.
Mother of two children on the autism spectrum, baseball fanatic, avid reader/writer, Diet Coke addict, activist/advocate for children with special needs.