Education

Education
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012

Bachelor of Secondary Education

St. Thomas University

New Brunswick and Ontario Certified Teacher.

Sep 2007 - Apr 2011

Bachelor of Arts 

St. Thomas University 

Bachelor of Arts: Major in English, Concentration in Drama and Fine Arts. 

Employment History  

Work History
Dec 2012 - Present

Principal and Regional Coordinator Fredericton, NB

Kidsing Performance School 
  • Develop curriculum and lesson plans. 
  • Hire and supervise staff.
  • Organize and plan concerts and promotional events.
  • Organize school tours and community events.
  • Distribute marketing and promotional planning.
  • Plan, organize and teach musical theatre and acting classes for youth ages 5 and up with a focus on building creativity and confidence in a fun and safe learning environment.
Dec 2012 - Jul 2015

Teacher 

Anglophone West School District 
  • Completed long-term supply contracts teaching: English, Music, Journalism120, Child Studies, Family Dynamics, Co-op, Personal Development and Career Explorations at Cambridge Narrows Community School and Oromocto High School. 
  • Developed creative lesson plans based on provincial curriculum and learning objectives.
  • Supply taught in guidance and resource settings at high school level.
  • Prepared, administered and corrected tests and exams.
  • Evaluated students using formative and summative assessments.
  • Worked with students with autism spectrum disorders, learning disorders, attention-deficit and disruptive behaviour disorders.
  • Delivered lesson plans using differentiated instruction strategies.   
  • Communicated and collaborated with teachers, administrators, parents, and community members to promote inclusion and build positive rapport in the school community. 
  •  Created a positive, inclusive and safe learning environment for all students while reinforcing positive classroom behaviour.
  • Integrated effective use of information technology into my daily classroom routine.
  •  Worked as a team member, attended and actively participated in professional development, staff meetings, school service team meetings, school improvement plan meetings, and parent meetings.
Sep 2015 - Mar 2015

After School Site Supervisor 

360 Kids
  • Encouraged active and healthy lifestyles among kids in both mind and body. 
  • Prepared lessons that teach healthy living and life-skills to students in grades six to eight. 
  • Facilitated various activities that promote physical activity, healthy eating, nutrition and positive personal development.
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015

Youth Outreach Worker 

360 Kids
  • Connected with street-involved youth ages 13-24 and referred them to support services in their community based on their individual needs.
  • Delivered educational presentations to community services to teach about our program.
  • Participated in service development and community development activities.
  • Completed report writing in the form of logs and database entry. 
Oct 2009 - Jul 2013

Youth Care Worker: Fredericton, NB. 

Fredericton Residential Youth Services 
  • Provided care, support and guidance to at-risk youth within a safe, nurturing, and protective environment.                                                                                      
  • Worked with youth experiencing social, behavioural and/or legal difficulties.                                       
  • Created behaviour incentive and safety plans. 
  • Worked and counselled youth  diagnosed with complex mental health issues.
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

School Intervention Worker: Oromocto, NB.

Anglophone West School District 
  • Provided direct support to students and parents through various strategies and activities aimed at assisting  students who have specific behavioural, social or emotional concerns.                                                                                                        
  • Assessed, designed and implement behavioural supports and interventions. 
  • Facilitated workshops to teach students skills to integrate back into the classroom
  • Created community support plans for students with drug and alcohol addictions. 

Jun 2008 - Aug 2011

Community Outreach Programmer Summer Student: Fredericton, NB.

Fredericton Regional Family Resource Centre
  • Created summer programming  and organized educational workshops for at-risk youth.
  • Created sustainable programs for youth to attend in their community that focused on teaching: art, nutrition, music, sports, reading and writing.                        
  • Developed community partnerships and funding for programming. 

Volunteer and Community Work

  • Cambridge-Narrows Drama Program: Spring 2015                                                                                                                                  
  • Cambridge-Narrows School Glee Club: Spring 2015           
  • Raising the Roof Toque Campaign: Winter 2015            
  • Project Smile - School supplies for youth in the Philippines: Fall 2014- Fall 2015                                                                  
  • Oromocto High School Drama Program: Fall 2012-Spring 2014                                                                             
  • Oromocto High School Me To We Committee: Fall 2014- Spring 2015                                                                                   
  • Oromocto High School Student Impact Committee: Fall 2014-Spring 2015
  • United Way Community Food Smart: Winter 2014
  • Turn It Loose Assistant Event Co-ordinator: Spring 2013- Spring 2015                                                                                                                           

Professional Development

  • High Five Teacher Training.
  • Marcia L. Tate: Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, Learning Strategies That Engage The Brain.                                                                                                                                             
  • Debbie Silver: The Art and Heart of Teaching - Engaging All Learners In The Classroom.                                              
  • Blair Abbass: Mindfulness in the Classroom.
  • Wild Education: Teacher Workshop: Helping New Brunswick’s children re-connect with nature by developing creative ways to integrate nature into the teaching of all subjects through the development of outdoor learning .                                           
  • NonViolent Crisis Intervention and Violent Risk Assessment Training.
  • Charlie Applestein: No Such Thing As a Bad Kid: The Power of a Strength-Based Approach in Reshaping the Lives of At-Risk Children and Youth and  No Such Thing As a Bad Kid: Key Strength-Based Principles and Techniques for Understanding and Responding to Children, Youth, and Families Struggling with Emotional and Behavioural Challenges.

References

Brittnay Jimmo Program

Coordinator

360 Kids

Cell 4168738004

Email brittany.

jimmo@360kids.ca

Nelson Arsenault Principal

Cambridge Narrows Community School

Cell 5064883500

Email nelson.

arsenault@nbed.nb.ca