My personal goal as an educator has always been to challenge students to become the best they possibly can in all ways. Overall, my objective as a teacher is to challenge students to think critically. To openly share their opinions, questions and misunderstandings with one another in a respectful, open-minded way.I aim to have my students be reflective thinkers by conferencing with them about their learning as often as possible.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology, from Acadia University in 2005. Knowing that I wanted to become an elementary teacher I made sure to balance out my heavy math/science course load with as many English courses as was allowed. I have a strong background in biology, chemistry and mathematics. I then graduated with my elementary teaching degree in 2007 from Acadia University. I have always known that education was important and from an early age developed skills that helped me achieve my goals.
After graduating I started teaching in a grade 3 classroom in High Prairie, AB. After this I moved to Gift Lake, AB where I would teach for the next six years in a grade 5 classroom for four of those years and grade 6 for two, teaching all subjects excluding physical education and Cree. Teaching on a Métis settlement has also transformed my teaching in a way that has made me more aware of individual student needs based on not only ability but also culture, interests, home life and previous experiences. Over these years I have become extremely focused on literacy and have utilized technology in many ways to develop students’ reading and writing abilities.
Currently, my extracurricular activities surround my two young children. I also enjoy reading, playing soccer, and keeping up to date on educational trends online.