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Sports: Hockey, Boxing, Horseback Riding and Inline Skating

Music: Tenor Saxophone

Fine Art: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Crafts

Cover Letter

    It is with pleasure that I present this Teaching Portfolio. Having obtained my Bachelor of Education from Nipissing, plus my multiple experiences teaching children and adults, I feel that I would make a valuable member to any teaching staff.     Included in this Portfolio are my many accomplishments, plus a variety of experiences in teaching multiple ages, and subjects. Through these multiple positions, I’ve gained a number of different teaching strategies and methods that promote fun, interesting, and inspiring lessons in various subjects, within a safe learning community.     My greatest strengths as a teacher are my patience, creativity, and ability to plan engaging lessons that fit the needs my students. These lessons get students to think critically, and also accommodate for the multiple intelligences. As a teacher I would be willing to offer after-school support, as well as participate in after-school activities, groups, and meetings in order to further support student success. As a teacher within your school I hope to be able to provide your students with lessons that motivate them to learn, and enhance their overall education.     I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you, and hopefully teach in your school. I am able and very willing to relocate and start immediately. Thank you for your consideration, and taking the time to view this portfolio.

Sincerely yours,Chandra Pherrill, OCT

Teaching Related Experiences

Canadian Teacher Tutoring                                                                                                  Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Owner - English Teacher/Tutor

- my own business that I created to help students primarily with English

- work with students from Kindergarten to Adult

- most are ESL students new to Canada

- prepare lessons to fit each students levels, needs and interests

Nahani Way Public School - Kindergarten                                                                          Sep 2012 - Dec 2012


- assist the teacher with daily activities, transition times and lessons

- engage the students in play based learning

- help other teachers and staff when are were needed (gym, concerts, sports activities, field trips)

ICAN Education                                                                                                                      Mar 2012 - Aug 2012

English Teacher/Tutor

- worked with students in grades SK to Adult

- helped students with their English, Math, and EQAO preparation

- many were ESL or Special Need students requiring extra assistance in English

- had 1 to 3 students in a class, all different grade and ability levels

- prepared and implemented a variety of different lessons to fit the ability of each student

- marked and kept parents informed of student progress

- planned summer activities and programs with colleagues

Nahani Way Public School - Grade 1                                                                                   Feb 2012 - Jun 2012


- assisted behavioural and sensory students with work and activities

- planed and taught art and language lessons

- assisted teacher with lesson preparation, paper work, and marking

YMCA Early Years Center                                                                                                    Aug 2009 - Aug 2010


- planned and implemented lessons, activities, and crafts for registered programs

- programs consisted of pre-school math, science, language and art

- supervised children in play area

- interacted with children ages 0 to 6 and their parents/guardians

- cleaned and disinfected play area and toys

K-W YMCA After School Antics Programme                                                                    April 2010 - June 2010


- supervised, planned and interacted with students in an after school program

- students ages varied from 5 to 12 years and there was just over 40 children in attendance

- planned and implemented daily activities for both inside the class room and outside on the playground

Cherry Park Youth Drop In Programme                                                                  September 2008 - June 2009

Craft Leader

- after school programme for students ages 7 - 14

- planned and organized craft schedule for the school year

- did craft exemplars and demonstrations

- purchased craft materials for each demonstration

University of Waterloo Anatomy Lab                                                                          September - October 2008

Teaching Assistant

- opened and prepared cadavers for viewing and study

- worked with 2nd year undergraduate students

- helped them with the location of organs and muscles for drawing

- clean up and storage after class finished

Caledon Central Public School                                                                                              Feb 2005 and 2006

Local Student Artist Presenter

- was invited to present my art work to grades 5 and 8 art classes

- presented art work from my experience in art through high school and university

- discussed different art techniques that were used in some of my creations

- circulated the classroom and assisted students with current art projects

Other Work Experience

World Meats                                                                                                                       January 2014 - Current

Accounts Payable

- entering invoices and bills into Minotour and Quickbooks software systems

- paying invoices and bills via cheques, credit cards, and electronic funds transfers

- reconciling various accounts

- preparing payment reports

- assisting Accounts Receivable with depositing cheques and payments

World Meats                                                                                                      November 2013 - December 2013


- answering incoming calls, and transfering them accordingly

- filing invoices, resumes, and other various paperwork

- data entry, booking appointments, and processing customer payments

Metro Grocery Store                                                                                        December 2011 - September 2013

Cake Decorator

- make and decorate signature Metro cakes

- perform safe food handling procedures

- provide excellent customer service

Micheal's Arts and Crafts                                                                                            October 2011 - March 2012

Sales Replenishment

- unload trucks and restock selves with merchandise

- help customers with project ideas and locating items within the store

Cargill Meat Solutions                                                                                                    June 2011 - August 2011

Case Ready Labourer

- prepared beef products for shipments

- performed quality checks

University of Waterloo Athletics                                                                              September 2009 - April 2010

Ice Hockey Referee

- referred co-ed hockey games through Waterloo's Campus Recreation

- developed leadership and teamwork skills

- dealt with many conflicts

Town of Orangeville                                                                                                 April - August, 2007 and 2008

Parks Maintenance

- operated town vehicles and machinery such as trucks, tractors, lawn mowers and weed eaters

- responsible for the up-keep of the parks and sports fields

- performed playground / play equipment safety inspections and recorded damages

Sobey's Grocery Store                                                                                               November 2006 - April 2008

Deli Clerk

- served customers, dealt with complaints and helped them to locate items within the store

- performed safe food handling

- operated deli meat slicers and ovens

Pursuit Forestry                                                                                                               May 2006 - August 2006

Tree Planter

- planted trees in many different terrains and weather conditions

- dealt with wildlife encounters

- loaded and unloaded helicopters with supplies






Jan 2012Apr 2012


Western University

Degrees and Transcripts

Work experience

Jun 2011Jun 2011

Grade 1 Student Teacher

Macville Public School

- assisted teaching grade 1 class of 20 students

- helped in the implementation of Language and Math lessons using philosophies from the Play Based Curriculum

Feb 2011Mar 2011

Grade 8 Student Teacher

Macville Public School

- taught grade 8 class of 30 students

- implemented units, lessons, tests and activities in Math, Language, Art, Science and Geography

- did grade 2 coverage in drama

- assisted in fund raising activities for graduation and school performances

- supported ESL/ELD students with help of Associate Teacher

Oct 2010Dec 2010

Grade 5 Student Teacher

Aloma Crescent Public School

- taught grade 5 class of 27 students

- implemented lessons and activities in Math, Language, Art, and Science

- did Kindergarten coverage

- assisted in the schools soccer tournament and Christmas Concert


Manitoba Education


Ontario Certified Teacher


WHMIS Training

University of Waterloo
Apr 2013Apr 2016

Standard First Aid with CPR-C

Canadian Red Cross