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Adam Troitsky

Teacher, Leader, and Athletic Director

Education

Mar 2013May 2015

Master of Science in Education

Wilkes University

Major in the Art and Science of Teaching.

Sep 2003Dec 2007

Bachelor of Education

University of Alberta

Major in Biology and Minor in Mathematics.

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Teacher, Leader, and Athletic Director

 Mecca Glen School

Teacher:

  • Taught Math, Science (grades 6-9) and Physical Education (grades 2-9).
  • Developed and taught complimentary courses (grades 6-9).
  • Implemented 1:1 Chromebooks in junior high (2013-Present).
  • Created year long student passion projects that focus on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills (2014-Present).
  • Acted as the lead junior high Math and Science teacher (2009-Present).
  • Created various professional and classroom websites/blogs to support student learning and improve parent communication.
  • Edwin Parr Nominee for excellent first year teachers (2010).

Leader:

  • Participant in the Zone 4 - Aspiring Leaders program, which is designed to educate and develop future school leaders using the Principal Quality Practice as a curriculum (2015-2017). 
  • Member of Wolf Creek Public Schools - First Nations, Metis, and Inuit cohort working on inclusive practices and developing classroom resources (2017-present).
  • Classroom mentor teacher for a secondary University student (2016).
  • Mentor for two in-school beginning teachers (2013-2015, 2017-present).
  • Selected as staff representative at interviews for hiring the Mecca Glen Principal (2015).
  • Instructed new teachers as a "Classroom Management Ninja" for the First Year Teacher's Cohort (2015-2016).
  • Acting Administrator (2013-Present).
  • Teacher representative at School Council (2009-2012, 2015-Present).
  • Staff representative for the Student Recognition Committee, which worked with parents to revise the awards system at Mecca Glen School (2011).

Athletic Director:

  • Coach for boys and girls junior high school sports teams (basketball, volleyball, golf, cross-country, track and field) (2009-present).
  • Won 6 CWAJHAA and 9 Wolf Creek league championships as a boys and girls junior high basketball coach (2009-present).
  • Commissioner of the Wolf Creek basketball league. Duties included: building the schedule, organizing playoffs, working with the officials association and ordering medals and trophies (2013-present).
  • Organized and carried out the athletics bottle drive to supplement costs for families (2009-2017).
  • Completed National Coaching Certification Program - Learn to Train for basketball (2014).
  • Developed and implemented a Grade 4-6 "Mini-Hoops" program to engage younger students in extra-curricular activities (2010, 2016-2017).

Professional Development:

  • Influencer Training (2017)
  • Crucial Accountability Training (2016)
  • Wolf Creek Technology Symposium (2011-2016)
  • Life Spaces Crisis Intervention (2014)
  • Wolf Creek Google Boot Camp (2014)
  • Google Apps For Education - California Summit (2013)
  • Wolf Creek Web 2.0 Tools four part series (2012)
  • Leading and Learning Conference (2009-2011)

Feb 2009Jun 2009

Teacher

Crescent Heights High School
  • Taught Math 8 and Math 14
  • Worked closely with EA's to implement specialized programming for multiple students
  • Sr. Boys Basketball Assistant Coach
Jan 2008Jan 2009

Substitute Teacher

Wolf Creek Public Schools

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationships with students, parents and staff.
  • Deep understanding of research-based management skills, instructional strategies, and assessment practices and their implementation in a variety of settings.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth as a life-long learner.
  • Focus on creating success for all learners.
  • Fostering a safe and caring learning environment.
  • Ability to leverage technology to support learning in the classroom.

Other

  • Ponoka Club Basketball Organizer  and Coach (2011-2017)
  • Sr. Girls Basketball Coach at Ponoka Secondary Campus (2014-2015)
  • Rimbey Summer Basketball Camp Founder/Coach (2004-2011)
  • King's University College Assistant Men's Basketball Coach (2006-2007)
  • Lakeland College Basketball Camp's Coach (2004-2005)

References

Dan Walker

Mecca Glen School Principal

(403) 783-5441 ext. 5055

Richard Zandberg

Mecca Glen School Assistant Principal

(403) 783-5441 ext. 4584

Brenda Massing

Alix-Mac Assistant Principal

(403) 783-5441 ext. 4092