What I do...

  • I have taught in a K-12 environment for 23 years, partly within First Nations communities, partly within a special education environment (youth-at-risk), part as a middle school counselor and currently as a vice-principal
  • I hold a BEd Degree in Elementary Education (focus on physical education and social studies) and MEd Degree in Leadership (focus in school counseling)
  • I worked as a professional development facilitator/consultant on behalf of the Alberta Teachers' Association for six years
  • I am active within the Alberta Teachers' Association. In addition to my two-term past membership in the ATA Corps of Professional Development Instructors, I also sat on the provincial Diversity, Equity, and Human Rights Committee for 4 years, and the Canadian Teacher's Federation Diversity and Human Rights Committee for two years
  • I like to speak at school-based professional development workshops, teacher's conventions and conferences. I speak about a wide variety of education topics, but speaking about resiliency is the topic closest to my heart.
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