Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Middle School Teacher

Menno Simons Community School

Taught Social Studies, Language Arts, Visual Media Design, Financial Management, Health, and Physical Education, and Word and Data Processing to students in grades 6-9.

Developed assessment-driven, differentiated, unit and lesson plans using Understanding by Design principles, utilizing research-based strategies.

Spearheaded Professional Learning Community (PLC) on Self-Regulated Learning to personalize learning and enhance student self-direction.

Coached basketball and served as teacher representative on Professional Development Committee, School Council, Student Council, and Budget Committee.

Nominee for Alberta School Board Association’s Edwin Parr Teacher Award by Peace River School Division #10.

May 2008 - Aug 2012

ESL and Activities Instructor

Camp Wynchemna

Developed and taught peacebuilding, anti-oppressive, and cross-cultural curricula for international English Language Learners.

Responsible for leading sports, recreational, and camping activities in Calgary and on daily and week-long excursions around Alberta, including overnight camping in the Rocky Mountains.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2008

Assistant Language Teacher

Miki City Board of Education

Developed instructional materials, planned and taught course units and lessons, and designed assessment and evaluation methods at six junior high and five elementary schools.

Led ESL curriculum planning, assessment, and program delivery for special needs students.

Led teacher development for non-English speaking Japanese elementary school teachers in ESL instructional strategies.

Assisted in boys’ and girls’ basketballandcooking clubs.

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Mar 2011

Master of Education

OISE, University of Toronto

Comparative, International, and Development Education (CIDE) collaborative degree program.

Member of CIDE Student Association Executive Committee.

Research Assistant for Dr. Kathy Bickmore on SSHERC-funded project, “Peacebuilding Dialogue in Schools: Circle Processes for Restorative Justice and Democratic Learning” on peace circles and other conflict dialogue processes in school and teacher education settings.

Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Teacher Education

OISE, University of Toronto

4.0 GPA

Recipient of Kathy Bickmore Peacemaking Education Award.

Completed teaching and research internship with the St. Patrick's Foundation, focusing on social studies and critical ethnographic research on educational inequality in early childhood and remedial junior high schools in Kingston, Jamaica.

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2008 - Present

Certificate of Qualification and Registration

Ontario College of Teachers
Jul 2011 - Present

Interim Professional Certificate

Alberta Education