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Work experience

Sep 2009Present

Vice Principal

Tweedsmuir P.S.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with Administrative partner and school improvement team on the development of the School Improvement Plan (SIP)
  • Collaborating with Administrative partner on Professional Development activities at monthly staff meetings
  • Collaborating with School Council to promote the engagement of families and the community in education
  • Supporting Teachers with the implementation of Balanced Literacy and Numeracy
  • Preparing Classroom Profile reports from RISA and SKOPUS for Teachers
  • Conducting Curriculum Walkthroughs based on input and discussion from staff
  • Conducting Teacher Performance Appraisals
Feb 2004Jun 2009

Learning Technologies Coordinator

Thames Valley DSB

Specific responsibilities included:

  • Develop, promote and facilitate professional development for all teaching and support staff on the effective integration of technology in the classroom
  • Supporting schools in the development of ICT Plans and long term strategic goals for technology integration
  • K-6 Literacy team member, responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of professional development workshops to support System and School Improvement Goals in reading and writing
  • Team lead on Skopus (data warehouse), Trillium Web Elementary Achievement, and district Website Selection Committee
  • Co-chair of district Website Implementation Project
  • Team member on system Assessment & Evaluation Committee, district Website Committee, School Improvement Project Committee, Software Approval Committee and Improving Instructional Intelligence Regional Team

Other program and system involvement:

  • Team lead on Student Voices Forum on Technology
  • Team lead on TVDSB SMART Board Users Conference
  • Team lead on Learning Object Repository development
  • Team lead on NETS writing project
  • Team member on various system tender and RFP committees such as computer equipment and district Website 
Sep 1997Feb 2004

Classroom Teacher

St. George's Public School

Specific responsibilities included:

  • Grades taught - 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
  • Co-Curricular activities included coaching basketball, volleyball, cross country and track and field
  • PRIME Math Training and Implementation
  • DRA Training and Implementation
  • First Steps Reading Training and Implementation
  • Instructional Intelligence Training and Implementation
  • EQAO Provincial Test Administration
  • Best Practices in Primary Mathematics – team member
  • Computer Support Teacher
  • Information Technology Trainer (System Level)
  • Integrated developmentally challenged students into classroom activities 
Sep 1997Jun 1998

Teacher

Northdale Public School

Specific responsibilities included:

  • Kindergarten instruction
  • First Steps Oral Language Training and Implementation
  • Computer Support Teacher
  • Information Technology Trainer (System Level) 

Education

Nov 2012Present

Master of International Education

Charles Sturt University
Sep 1996Jun 1997

Bachelor of Education

University of Windsor
Sep 1990Jun 1994

Bachelor of Human Kinetics

University of Windsor

Additional Qualifications

Principal's Qualifications Program - Part 1

Principal's Qualifications Program - Part 2

Computers in the Classroom Specialist

Honours Physical Education Specialist

Primary/Junior Division

Intermediate Division, Health and Physical Education

Effective Facilitator Training

SMART Certified Trainer

References

Susan Bruyns

Sylvie Blais

Laura Elliott