Laura Abbott

  • Hamilton City US-CA
Laura Abbott

Overview of Candidate

Commitment to Students

Professional Knowledge

Teaching Practice

Leadership and Community

Leadership and Community

Professional Interests in Professional development:

  • Special Education Part 1 (completed)
  • Technology integration in the classroom
  • Physical education and health 
  • FDK (Kindergarten AQ part 1, currently enrolled)

Courses for the near future: 

  • Reading 
  • Intermediate English 


  • Comfortable leading and taking initiative
  • Enjoy working in a team setting 
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Word processing (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Keynote, Pages etc)
  • SMART notebook 
  • iPad integration for assistance and assessment
  • safeTALK certification
  • Welcome to Kindergarten workshop 

Ongoing Professional Learning

Ethical Standards

Professional Evaluations

Work History

Work History
Apr 2009 - Aug 2012

Shift Manager

The Pita Pit

I was promoted to shift manager in 2011. I was responsible for the supervision and training of staff, ordering of produce, store maintenance and customer service. 

Jun 2006 - Aug 2010

Camp Counselor

City of Hamilton

Each summer from 2006-2010 I was a camp counselor for the City of Hamilton. I was responsible for creating and implementing daily program plans for children ages 4-12 and supervising on weekly day trips. I was responsible for creating a safe and friendly environment in which parents entrusted me with their children. 

Sep 2007 - Jun 2009

Skilled Instructor

City of Hamilton

For two sessions I was responsible for the creation and implementation of weekly dance and cheerleading classes to children ages 4-12. My focus was on skill building and providing a safe and comfortable environment in which children can learn and feel able to share and perform in front of their peers. Each year I would teach a routine to be performed at a year end recital. 


May 2013 - Jun 2013

University of Western

Professional Development Additional Qualification Course

Aug 2012 - Apr 2013

Bachelor of Education

Nipissing University
Sep 2007 - Apr 2012

Honours Bachelor of Arts

McMaster University



Lesley Jenkins

Lesley Jenkins has worked with me as I have volunteered at Huntington Park school in the HWDSB over the past several years. 

Cindy Merritt

Cindy Merritt was my Associate Teacher during my second practicum placement at Lawfield School in Hamilton, ON. 

Rhonda Lennie

Rhonda Lennie was the Vice Principal during my practicum placement at Sir Wilfrid Laurier School in Hamilton, ON. 

Lydia Casati

Lydia Casati was my Associate Teacher during my practicum placement at Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Hamilton, ON.